Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

Don’t Quit!


     “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.”  On Sunday morning at the alter, I met a lady who was attending our church for the first time.    Her husband had been coming to our church for 10 years without her. They have been married for 31 years and she never went to church with her husband.  God had been working on her heart so much that she couldn’t stay at home any longer. On Sunday, August 11th this lady accepted Christ as her Lord and savior!  Amazing!

     Imagine what this husband must have dealt with over the 10 year period of going to church without his wife.  I was so amazed that, I had to commend the husband on his perseverance and persistence.  He said, ” I had to lead by example and show her the way.”  

     The message for this week is “Don’t Quit.”  Whatever you are believing God for, don’t quit.  No matter what it may look like, don’t quit. There may be a change that you want to see in your marriage/spouse or loved one and you want the change to happen right now, but hang in there.  God is still in the changing business.  He is a heart fixer, mind regulator and soul saver.  Don’t quit! Keep trusting and believing God.  After all, who are you to give up?  God hasn’t given up on you.  

What To Do While You Are Waiting?

  1. Keep practicing your spiritual disciplines (prayer, reading the word and going to church consistently).
  2. Surround your self with people who can encourage you on your journey.
  3. Watch your conduct!  (watch what you say, and how you treat your loved one)
  4. Show love, show love and show love!  That’s what God does.    

Until next week . .  .



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2 thoughts on “Don’t Quit!

  1. Sandra Pulliam on said:

    Thank you Carolyn. These messages mean so much to me. Also, thank you for allowing God to use you in this amazing way. I was in your class, I am the person whose husband was oversees. We have been married for 13 years and my husband does not go to church. I know there is hope!!


    Sent from my iPad

  2. Necole on said:

    Ms. Carolyn today’s post brought tears to my eyes. I myself have thought of quitting; but after I spoke to you and continued to pray about my marriage I understand that this is the time in my life where I need to stand on faith! Yes I am hurt and yes I feel overwhelmed at times but I believe with all my heart that God will see us through. I thank God that he brought you into my life 🙂 you and your husband are great mentors, thank you!

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