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Hope for Every Marriage | Jim Daly

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs were married for ten years.

The first time.

In their mid-twenties, Jeff and Cheryl moved to Los Angeles and lived a stereotypical California lifestyle. They were successful at their jobs. They made a lot of money. They even had an ocean-front home with all of the right stuff to fill it. Yet, their marriage was mostly empty.

Cheryl thought their lack of intimacy would eventually correct itself.

It didn’t.

She thought the birth of their twins would fill their emptiness.

It didn’t.

She also thought the innocent conversation she had with a man at a conference would remain just that – innocent. But within a month, a full-blown adulterous affair had developed.

And when Jeff and Cheryl later divorced, they both believed their relationship was irreparably broken.

It wasn’t.

God was at work. Seven years later, they remarried and have a thriving relationship today.

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs have traveled a difficult journey as a couple. As the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Plano, Texas, they’ve traveled that same difficult journey with thousands of other couples over the years.

If your marriage is in a tough place, I encourage you to join us for our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Hope for Every Marriage.” Jeff and Cheryl are with us to share their story and to offer encouragement that could save your marriage.

Listen on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app. I know their story will offer you hope and healing.

If you’re on the brink of divorce, I want to remind you about Hope Restored. These marriage intensives can go a long way toward facilitating healing between you and your spouse and bringing restoration to your relationship. The intensives take place in three locations: Branson, MO; Greenville, MI; and the WinShape Retreat Center in Rome, GA. The number for Hope Restored is 1-866-875-2915. Or visit online.

Jeff and Cheryl are authors of the book, I Do Again: How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage – and You Can Too, which is available for a gift of any amount. Visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).

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