Greetings, and welcome to my blog. My name is Mark. I am a practicing Christian. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as the Mormons). I have been married to my wife for a little over ten years. During this time, I have made many mistakes, which have led to much unhappiness and loneliness in marriage for both of us. I have recently realized that I have made too much of an effort to do things on my own. I desire more of the Lord's help in healing my marriage, and allowing it to be all that He intended.
I became aware of the Christian blog community earlier this year, and have read many helpful things from the people there. As I read and found strength from there, I have felt prompted to start my own blog. This blog will chronicle my attempts at recovery, both personal and marital, through the Lord Jesus Christ. I share it here in webspace in the hopes that others who are struggling might find some help or solace from it, just as I have from other blogs.
The title of this blog comes from something I heard at a church meeting in summer 2011 regarding the Provo Tabernacle. For those who are not aware, the Provo Tabernacle was built by the LDS church more than a century ago. On December 17, 2010, the structure was mostly destroyed by a fire. After several months of deliberation, the church decided to rebuild the structure as a temple, wherein sacred and holy ordinances are performed. (Click here for the full story about the tabernacle.)
At the church meeting I attended, the speaker indicated that the Lord can take something that's been burned to the ground and transform it into a temple. Although the speaker was referring specifically to the Provo Tabernacle, I felt that it was very applicable to my marriage also. Even though I sometimes feel like things have been burnt to the ground between me and my wife, I also know that the Lord can raise something sacred and holy from the ashes. It is my hope and prayer that He will do so in my marriage
I pray that the Lord may bless me in this endeavor, and that what I share may be helpful to you, dear reader.