Happy 2nd Anniversary to My Wife!

Today marks my 2-year wedding anniversary to Jennifer! I have been amazed at how sweet the last two years have been. It seems like yesterday that we met. It was actually June 23, 2015. A co-worker invited me to a Nerium party. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s a skin-care product. This co-worker had told each about the other, and this was her way of introducing us. My now wife stalked me on Facebook and became my friend the night before. I gladly accepted the request because I saw she was an attract believer who was available😀. I hope that doesn’t sound too shallow. We messaged back and forth that night and discovered we knew a lot of the same people. Then comes the Nerium party. I’m the only guy. Surprise, huh? Here I am with my co-worker, future wife, future mother-in-law, and future stepkids. Everyone left, we talked forever, and the rest is history.

I knew after a difficult marriage that I wanted to remarry. Some thought I was crazy. I was taking a big gamble. What if this marriage would fail like the first? So many things to consider. We both had children involved. I was a man in ministry. With all these factors, neither of us ran. We married rather quickly. Not because we had to, but because we knew what God was doing.

I hope this is a word of encouragement to those who have suffered the sting of divorce. God can send you the kind of person you asked Him for. When you are seeking Him, He will align circumstances for you. Don’t settle for the devil’s imitation. You too can enjoy the joy of marriage in the will of God. Happy anniversary, Jennifer!

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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