My name is Celia and I own and write for TheEphesianMarriage. On November 13, 2006, I did the unthinkable — I told a Judge in a Court of Law that I thought my precious Marriage was irreconciliable. I made that awful statement under complete duress and stress. I was broken and so blind. So lost. I loved my Husband but I didn’t know what else to do. We were both so filled with anger and bitterness toward one another — and to this day, I cannot tell you why.
I know your hopelessness. I know your fear. I know your anger. I know your soul.
I know who you are because I am you.
By God’s Mercy, He called me back from the depths of a self-destruction so total that I shudder to even speak of it. I have been humbled by His powerful Love. His Forgiveness is so complete that in a moment’s time, I understood. It’s that same all-encompassing and unconditional Forgiveness that I have come to give to my forever love — my Husband. But more than that, it’s Love Himself Who is calling my Husband back to Him with that same unconditional Forgiveness.
This is my living testimony. I am a Prodigal-turned-Stander who is Standing in the Gap for the reconciliation of my One-Flesh-Covenant Marriage. My purpose in writing is two-fold: it actually is a calling — but it helps me work my way through the wilderness I am walking through; and I am writing to let you know that no matter what, some how, some way the God Who calls you IS Faithful. He cannot and will not let you go. He loves you with an infinite and unconditional Mercy and Grace and He cares about your every need. He tells us to comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have received. He has sent me to help open the eyes of the blind and set the captives free by speaking His Word. I’m giving you what I have been given. And one day soon I will know the reality of this desire God has placed within me — and our lives and Covenant Marriage will be a testimony to our two children and our families. But above all, the restoration of this home will be to and for HIS Glory.
You are here because you are among the called out ones. God is speaking to you loud and very clear. He has called you to die to your rights to yourself daily; to lay down your life for the eternal life of your prodigal Husband or Wife. He has called you to take up your cross and follow Him. To be holy because He is Holy. Yours may be a long journey or a short one. But you will know that it is God Who has called you by name because the desire He has placed within you will not let you rest. By the power of the Holy Spirit and through the Blood of His Son, you are His witness and the instrument He will use to bring sanctification and healing to your home — because you are His.
Remember: The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). May God Bless these pages to the nourishment of your wounded spirit and may God give you the desires of HIS heart.