On the outside, we looked like the perfect couple.

On the inside, we were miserable.

This reality had slowly been building in the first six years of our marriage. It exploded with revelations of resentment, betrayal, brokenness, and fear. But God welcomed a prodigal daughter home, saved one of His own and restored a marriage.

 

God took all our hurts and showed us there was hope for us and our marriage.

Today, we want you to experience that hope. No matter what you are facing or how dark it seems, God is able to restore your hope. He did it for us, and we will guide you to see how He can do it for you.

meet-steve

Do you need to hear some hope from the guy’s side?
I’d love to hear from you.

I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m Steve, the guy side of this equation. I’m a forgiven believer of Jesus, grateful husband, dedicated Dad, and the blessed Worship Pastor at Grace Raleigh. I absolutely love my work. It’s an honor to lead God’s people in worship. I’m also passionate about sharing my testimony as a Jewish believer and leading couples to God-centered, thriving marriages. I’m still so blown away by the fact that our mess of a marriage has been a catalyst to lead other couples from their own hurts to God’s hope.

Favorite quirk of Lisa’s:  Her vocal warm up routine. Meeee maaaayyy maaahhh mooooohhhh mooooo.

Fun fact we should know about you: I’m a motorcycle guy.

Best marriage advice given to you: The more I love God, the more capable I’ll be to love Lisa.

meet-lisa

Would you like to chat with a wife who has been there?
I’d love to speak with you!

Hi, friends! I’m Lisa, and I love that you’re here! I’m your female perspective in our journey together. I’m so thankful I’m still Steve’s wife and now a blessed mom to our son. I’m an ex-musical theatre actor, however, I’ve not lost my dramatic tendencies. 😉 I’m the “Executive Director” of Side By Side Ministry, but in all actuality, I’m simply a child of God who has a deep desire to share with you all the things that God has miraculously done in our life and marriage. Most days, I’m in the trenches with hurting couples, exactly where God has called me to be.

Favorite quirk of Steve’s: Every time we leave the house, he does a “once through” to make sure everything is safe and locked up.

Fun fact we should know about you: I LOVE thick felt tip pens.

Best marriage advice given to you: Pray this: Let Steve have a new wife and let it be me. A-MEN.

I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m Steve, the guy side of this equation. I’m a forgiven believer of Jesus, grateful husband, dedicated Dad, and the blessed Worship Pastor at Grace Raleigh. I absolutely love my work. It’s an honor to lead God’s people in worship. I’m also passionate about sharing my testimony as a Jewish believer and leading couples to God-centered, thriving marriages. I’m still so blown away by the fact that our mess of a marriage has been a catalyst to lead other couples from their own hurts to God’s hope.

Favorite quirk of Lisa’s?:  Her vocal warm up routine.

Fun fact we should know about you?: I’m a motorcycle guy.

Best marriage advice given to you: The more I love God, the more capable I’ll be to love Lisa.

Do you need to hear some hope from the guy’s side?
I’d love to hear from you.

Hi, friends! I’m Lisa, and I love that you’re here! I’m your female perspective in our journey together… so thankful I’m still Steve’s wife and now a blessed mom to our 6-year-old son. I’m an ex-musical theatre actor, however, I’ve not lost my dramatic tendencies. 😉 I’m the “Executive Director of Side By Side Ministry,” but really, I’m simply a child of God who has a deep desire to share with you all the things that God has miraculously done in our life and marriage.

Favorite quirk of Steve’s: Every time we leave the house, he does a “once through” to make sure everything is safe and locked up.

Fun fact we should know about you: I LOVE thick felt tip pens.

Best marriage advice given to you: Pray this: Let Steve have a new wife and let it be me. A-MEN.

Would you like to chat with a wife who has been there?
I’d love to speak with you!

OUR VALUES

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God.  – 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

 

What do we pray for? We want to see all marriages God-centered and thriving.

How do we do this? We do this by inspiring couples to valuenurture and restore their marriage through sharing our journey in live presentations, video content, blog posts and e-books.

 

We strive to…

  • Glorify God in all we do and say.
  • Point others to Jesus Christ with humility.
  • Inspire, Encourage, and Equip those who are hurting.
  • Be authentic Christ followers.
  • Nurture and grow our marriage and family.

 

We believe…

  • In one God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • In Jesus, Son of God, fully God and fully man, sent by God to die for our sins, rise again from the dead and redeem those who believe with that victory over sin and death.
  • In the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the hearts of believers, sanctifying us and providing all we need to live a gospel-sharing, obedient, abundant life.
  • In the Bible as God’s true and living word, without error and filled with His wisdom.
  • In biblical marriage, as God-made in order to bring glory to Him, as defined in the Bible as the lifelong, exclusive union between a man and a woman.
  • In the principles of the greatest commandments, as stated by Jesus in Matthew 22, that we are to love God above all, and love everyone. Everyone.

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