Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.” Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything.
Shauna Shanks is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She started Smallfolk, a health food café, out of her passion for health and fitness and unchecked desire to make fancy pop tarts. She graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute with a focus on world missions. Shauna and her husband, Micah, who is a police officer, have been married for 14 years, and they are building a house out of shipping containers with their three boys on an Ohio farm.
I went to the Lord in desperation. I didn’t know what to do. The Lord told me ‘don’t look for outside advice right now. I’m going to feed you from my own hand’.
Instead of focusing on his indifference it took my eyes off of my husband and put them on me. I can’t change his heart but the Holy Spirit can.
I wanna be on fire for Him and live for Him.
God can do anything and He’s a changer of hearts.
The prize at the end was my identity in Christ.
We actually include God in our lives.
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