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Reconciled After 32 Years Divorced

Episode #25- Marriage Reconciliation after more than 30 years divorced with -Tammy Carroll

My guest today reconciled with her husband after 32 years of being divorced. Her story is one of both heartache and hope! Read and listen in to the ins and outs of how God miraculously raised a dead marriage back to life!

She and her husband Mark divorced when their boys were just babies. More than 30 years later after years of praying for the restoration of her marriage, God moved and answered her prayer.

If you need a little dose of hope and a reminder that God is a God of miracles than listen in!

Episode 25 with Tammy Carroll

How did God bring me to interview Tammy

I had never heard her story and recently when I was praying for God to show me who He wanted me to interview for my love and marriage series.

I traveled to Tennessee to buy our car and visit family, my hubby met me a few days later. Steve (a family friend) and his family recently moved to Tennessee. My hubby’s flight happened to come in at the same time as Steve’s Mom who was visiting and he asked me if I could pick her up too.

I had never even met her before. She climbed in the car and we immediately started chatting. She began sharing her story of the reconciliation of her marriage!

As she went over all of the details, I immediately know she was God’s answer to who my next interview was!

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Prayer changes things

Tammy prayed for reconciliation after her and her husband divorced. This story has a hope filled miraculous ending, yet there was many days of walking hand and hand with Jesus through the miry clay. It wasn’t easy, and it doesn’t mean the prospect of being reconciled didn’t look impossible for the bulk of their years apart. But God did answer her prayers.

Tammy and Mark when they were first married and Steve their son was a baby
Tammy, Mark and Steve Carroll

She doesn’t want you to think she was the picture of perfection. There were days she was frustrated and tired of waiting. Days she wasn’t the kindest to her husband and didn’t want to be the one who made the effort.

Her prayer life for her marriage to be healed was a journey in and of itself. God did a lot in her own heart over the years as well as her husbands. 32 years is a long time, but God is faithful.

The Carroll family on their first vacation in 2019
A picture of the Carroll’s first family vacation with their boys, daughter in laws and grand kids.

Most importantly they aren’t done praying. It’s important to understand wether your marriage is the picture of perfection or it’s been dead for a long time, praying daily for your marriage is essential.

Praying with your spouse daily is one of the most important tools in your marriage arsenal.

Psalms 126

When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,We were like those who dream.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter,And our tongue with singing.Then they said among the nations,“The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O Lord, As the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.

He who continually goes forth weeping,Bearing seed for sowing,Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,Bringing his sheaves with him.

This scripture brought her hope as she waited on the Lord to be reconciled after 32 years divorced from her husband.

She was very clear that they are moving forward and not looking back and pointing fingers. She encourages others to find people to do life with who believe that God is a God of miracles!

Read here my blog post on serving your spouse well
Resources for marriage permanence

Forgive and Forget Book

Till Death do us part Book

The Trojan Horse within the Church Book

Joseph Webb Ministries

Mark and Tammy after reconciliation
Mark and Tammy Today

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