On June 30, 1998, my husband and I sat next to a tiny hospital bed and watched our 9-month-old son die (you can read the full story here). As you can imagine, this level of loss devastated our lives more than anything before or since. Grieving for years, unable to function normally, we felt we had nothing to offer each other.
Statistically speaking, our marriage should have been over years ago.
I realize not many of you have suffered the loss of a child. But maybe you have suffered other losses–chronic illness, infidelity, job-loss, bankruptcy. Maybe it’s not physical death, but the death of a dream or a relationship, and it’s wearing you down. If your marriage is in crisis, and you feel you have little to give, I think I can offer you some hope.
Today, I’m over at Jen Ferfuson’s blog, where I share practical ways to love your spouse through loss from the perspective of two imperfect, broken people simply trying to survive. Will you join me there? (I’ll be responding to comments and questions there, so please stop by!)