A Story of Restorative Grace

 By Jennifer Buck - Posted at G3 Ministries:

Romans 8:28 says, “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose.” But sometimes those things can be really painful. This is a story about one of the more painful things in my life, but also a story of God’s transformative grace in an unlikely pair. Over the years, my husband and I have recounted this to our church family and those whom we counsel—a testimony that continues to glorify the work the Lord has done in our marriage.

In 2018, we shared our story with Rachael Denhollander at the height of the #metoo movement. This prompted us to think that our testimony should be shared on a broader scale, so more people could have a greater hope in God’s ability to bring about repentance, restoration, and reconciliation.

We pray that our story might be used by God to help breathe fresh gospel hope into your life and marriage. The God who helped us is able to help you. As we have shared our story many times and in many settings, we have seen how it has been used to encourage weary-hearted husbands and wives to trust in the Lord and to pray for change.

We believe this is a faithful reflection of the trustworthy truth that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his purposes. But we need to talk about some of the ugly before we can get to the good.