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MARRIAGE – E-6011 and E-6013

” Guys you need to know that wherever you make a good weld with a 6011 or 6013 stick rod , if done correctly, will never, ever break at that joint because the metal of the rod is better than the material you are sticking together.”

That piece of advice really “stuck” with me years later as a marriage counselor. I though of how a marriage surrendered to honor Jesus, will never break at those points Jesus healed, within that marriage.

Marriage is the crucible of learning to live unselfishly. It brings a glory to God that is undeniably clear and powerful, as we learn Christlikeness through our marriage.

But before that happens; we have said things to our spouse in anger we wish we had never said.

We have done things that we wish we had never done.

We may feel like it is not worth trying anymore because of the things that got broken along the way.
Well, you need to learn a bit about welding with 6011 or 6013 welding rods. The goal is to deliver the project whole and functional. At the end of the ordeal it may not look that pretty, but it is complete and solid and dependable.

You can’t go back and start over, but you can’t go forward without the healing work that only Jesus can do for your marriage.

When He puts a broken piece back together it is better than the original strength of the raw material!

You have to hear this song by Casting Crowns called ,”Broken Together.” We will not be totally healed in ourselves, or in our marriage, this side of glory, but we can certainly get close.

Ask Jesus to heal your marriage. If your spouse is not a believer look at I Cor. 7: 12-16. That really works! Also I Peter 3: 1-8. That really works!

Now a few lines of that song. The song is about getting over the allusions of marriage to surrendering your marriage to Jesus and keeping it real and wonderful by allowing Him to heal it when it gets broken along the way.

Every place you allow Him to work in your life will be better than anything you could have done on your own!


“What do you think about when you look at me. I know were not the fairytale you dreamed we be. You wore the vail, you walked the aisle, you took my hand, and we dove into a mystery.
How I wish we could go back to simpler times, before all our scars, and all our secrets were in the light, on this hallowed ground we drawn the battle lines,,, will we make it through the night?
It’s going to take much more, than promises this time, only God can change our minds.
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete, could we just be broken together?
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine, could healing still be spoken, and save us? The only way to last forever; is broken together.” JWP


Jim Petty in Post on January 11 2019 » 0 comments

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