A Love Story

On most Wednesday evenings you will find me (Trisha) at church leading a small group of high school girls for our student ministry. It’s an absolute privilege to serve along side some of the best youth pastors a parent could ask for. They’re not afraid to tackle the toughest and often uncomfortable and awkward topics our students are facing. As a mom of two teenage boys I thank God often for each of them!

Our student ministry is currently in a series entitled “YOLO”. You will find #Yolo often in social media and if your anything like me I had to ask one of my students to explain to me what YOLO means. 🙂 We have used it to talk about living out the life God has called each of us to. Our students aren’t always willing to share their thoughts about certain topics but this past Wednesday we watched a video that had even our middle school boys dialed in and in tears.

This video ignited tender moments for many of our small groups as we unpacked what our eyes, heart and mind just watched. Who would have known that the story of a married couple would break open the sacred places of our students’ hearts that most of us as leaders had yet been given access to until that night.

Today, you have the opportunity to see beyond your past, your choices or your circumstances and experience the extraordinary presence of Christ that comes through deep unconditional love.

4 Responses to A Love Story

  1. Lisa Christopher

    unconditional love expressed in a true application.  Inspiring and awesome

  2. Jennifer cook

    I watched this last week and do not realize it was you guys till now. You came to McMinnville to Bridges of hope fellowship about two years ago. You sure have an awesome testimony. I watched the video posted on the Desiring God page and it touched my heart.

  3. Lisa

    Ironically out pastor just showed this video in church on Sunday. It was during his second message in a mini series on God’s design for marriage. Our church currently only has a ‘Divorce Care’ ministry. There are a number of us in the church who feel burdened for Marriage and Family ministries (including our pastor who is still new to our church). 

    We will be starting new ministries this Fall to reach out to couples and families. Bringing them God’s word, His plan – teaching them and discipling them – prayerfully before they reach the considering divorce stage. I am so excited to see how He will work in the families in our community! 

    I love this video. The way it exemplifies true love, commitment and sacrifice. Our marriages should be a reflection of Christ and the church. Thanks for sharing it!