A few years after the reconciliation of my marriage, I was asked by a lifelong friend to talk with a woman who was going through a separation and pending divorce. During a period of three years, we talked on the telephone almost daily. As she would share her feelings and experiences, I would recall how the Lord had helped me through a very similar place. I would say, "Wait. Let me find that place in my journal " As I read to her, she would weep and say how that ministered to her so powerfully. It was just what she needed at that moment. "These words are a balm to my soul " She would tell me I needed to make this available to other women who were going through the same thing in their marriage. This was a confirmation that there was a need. I now offer my journey in hopes it will minister to you as well. Sophie is a former psychiatric nurse, a former director of a Pregnancy Care Center, and a former Abstinence presenter to teenagers. She is a wife of 43 years and the mother of three grown children. To maintain privacy, she has chosen to use a pseudonym.