Mom To Mom: Mari Jo

Dear Mama,

A verse keeps popping up in my mind as I reflect on my own journey with my husband. It is found in Isaiah 46:9 (NLT): “Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God and there is none like me.”

This verse is a light of hope for any marriage. God knows the power of remembering. Keeping our relationships’ good memories in the forefront of our minds, especially when hard times with our husbands occur, brings tremendous encouragement.

In our marriage, my husband Kim and I frequently utilize this tool to recollect why we are together. How did we meet? What did we love about each other (in the beginning) and why? How did we feel and why did we decide to get married? There are so many reasons to our what, why, and how. Talking and reminiscing about these important events leading up to our “forever” relationship helps keep our love alive!

I don’t know what your marriage looks like, whether it’s thriving or if you’re barely surviving, but God does. As long as you are alive and have breath, there is immense hope for a better relationship with your man. God is God, and there is no one like Him; He can accomplish what no one else can. Put your hope in Him.

I encourage you to take a long walk down memory lane, whether you do it with or without your husband. Take out a journal or notebook and begin to “remember.” Write down the pleasant memories, and relive them in your mind. Don’t compare them to what things look like in your marriage right now, but allow complete joy to take over! Go back in your mind and bring God into these past experiences; ask Him to rekindle that first love with your husband, right now in the present. Do this frequently, then let God do what He’s good at—helping you love your husband more than you did in the past.

Love,
Mari Jo Mast and the Help Club for Moms Team

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

Mari Jo Mast

Mari Jo Mast

Mari Jo, her husband Kim and family left everything that was familiar to them 13 years ago to move to beautiful Colorado.They live on a mini-farm which includes Snickers (a small Yorkie-Poo), arooster named Cracker Jack, and 23 chickens who supply them with fresh eggs every day! It is their desire to allow all 7 of their children to live outside of the box, to pursue Jesus and follow their God-given desires for His greater purpose. Two are happily married to spouses who are greatly loved. They have a sweet little Grandson and a little Granddaughter will be added this summer!

Mari Jo had an encounter with the living God in 2000, and was freed from the bondage of legalism. She is passionate about Jesus and his love, and desires for everyone to know He is alive!
Mari Jo Mast

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