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Married for 34 years, Dave and Sue Marsh have experienced great joys in their marriage as well as times of brokenness. Recently, Sue’s mother came to live with them and this changed their world. Little did they know that the stress was building up from the daily care and doctor appointments that they were now faced with.

“Love in marriage is hard,” Dave said. “It’s work. You never get to that point were it is automatic.”

After the loss of her mother and a cancer diagnosis, all of the stress came crashing down and Sue needed Dave to show her love her in a different way. Hear about the 6 ways in which Dave showed Sue love:

A Message from Dave

"Sue and I were not anticipating the tremendous response to the interview video we did for the Cottonwood #RelationshipGoals series.  We’re grateful that so many found it beneficial. A lot of people have asked for the “6 things” Sue gave me that I could do to love her better, so they could improve their own marriage.  Since we did the video to help marriages and families, we now feel like we need to follow up for those people."

Read the rest on Dave and Sue’s blog here.

The Power of Surrender

Faced with a choice to continue living in a household of abuse or hit the streets, Tory Sanders left his home in south Dallas at the age of 15, never to live with his family again. After a childhood filled with drug running, alcohol and abuse, adulthood didn’t prove any easier for Sanders, who hit rock bottom when he lost his job, was in a severe car accident and became homeless within a short period of time. Through the power of surrender in Christ, Sanders found that his story wasn’t defined by the hard times he had faced. “It doesn’t matter low you get; it’s how you recover,” Sanders said. 

From Sponsored to Sponsor

For those who missed it Sunday, Samuel Orlando was a guest worship leader in worship on Compassion Sunday. He is a former Compassion International child who was rescued from poverty in Jesus' name and now lives his life for Christ as a recording engineer, artist, and Compassion International spokesperson. Watch his testimony and see how wonderful the Lord has been to him and so many other children sponsored through Compassion. See to sponsor a child.




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