At an event you sponsored, Maria found the help she needed to forgive her husband.
You support pro-life conferences that teach God’s plan for life and family to people the world over. But that’s not all. They also turn strangers into friends who help each other on their journey to holiness. At every event, God brings people together to work miracles in their lives. You play a part in every one of those miracles.
Since God healed my own marriage decades ago, helping marriages in crisis is something very close to my heart. When Maria told me that her marriage was collapsing, I knew that I could help.
Maria Heard Your Message When She Needed It Most
She approached me after a talk I gave in Taiwan on “Understanding God’s Plan for Marriage and Family.” Her husband, Emmanuel, was a good man, she said. But he had grown up with bad examples of alcoholism and divorce in his family.
He was a wonderful husband and father until he started drinking. Maria tried to help him until he got violent, then she took their children and left. When she came to me, she did not know what to do.
I reminded her of the words they spoke at their wedding: “I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health…” This, I said, is the real meaning of love. It was not safe to be with him now, but she could still be true to him.
We talked for a long time and I promised to pray for her and her husband, which I did very fervently.
Rebuilding a Broken Marriage
Soon enough, Emmanuel reached out. This was the beginning of my five-year walk with them. They soon reconciled and moved to a big city far from both of their families, and, as Maria thought – from his drinking pals.
After they settled in, Emmanuel started to drink again. All the while, Maria and I stayed in touch. When he became violent, I agreed with her choice to leave. This time, she told me, she could not forgive.
The couple lived separately for more than a year. I continued to accompany and cover them with unceasing prayers. Though Emmanuel reached out to Maria, her heart was hardened. She wanted a divorce.
Your Gift Set a Miracle into Motion
Emmanuel panicked. He wanted to have his family back.
My advice was not to divorce but pray. God had always given him what he wanted easily. This time I told him, “He wants you to develop and hone your virtues.” I encouraged him to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament and go to Mass every day where abundant graces flow.
After more than a year of separation, God answered all our prayers. He healed Emmanuel’s addiction and brought him and Maria back together. It has been three years now, and they never valued each other and their children more. And all because you made that conference possible!
I can never thank you enough for your prayers and support. With God’s amazing grace, you save countless lives, marriages, and families all over the world. I offer you this beautiful story, and I tell you there are countless more Marias and Emmanuels who have been healed through your gifts.
May God continue to repay you abundantly, bless and keep you and your loved ones, and carry you all close to His heart.