“I believe Hillsong Channel helped save my marriage.”
“I believe Hillsong Channel helped save my marriage. It was November 2017 — a cool, crisp fall morning when I woke with a pit in my stomach and the single thought, I need to divorce my husband. It wasn’t sudden. Tension had been building for a while and I had reached breaking point. Steve and I had met four years earlier at church in Oklahoma. At the time — Steve, like me, was a single parent with three children, aged between five and 17. He was one of my greatest supports during a very dark season when I lost my five-year-old son, Gavin, to cancer. I felt as though God had brought us together.
We married in August of 2016. The wedding day was relaxed, but there were challenges right from the start. We had a large blended family, which was tricky; we had adopted a child, we faced ongoing financial challenges and my husband wasn’t always walking closely with the Lord. Plus, I was still dealing with personal trauma from my past: abusive relationships, a brain tumour that left the side of my face paralysed and the ongoing grief from losing my precious son. We just couldn’t get past all the issues. The night before ‘D’ day, I said to my husband, “I don’t think I can do this anymore.” He was devastated and then both of us started crying.
In a final effort for reconciliation, I suggested we watch Hillsong Channel together. I had stumbled across the Channel weeks earlier and thought perhaps the powerful teaching and anointed worship might just make a difference. For four hours, the two of us sat on the couch in the living room with a large box of tissues, weeping as we watched back-to-back shows with Steven Furtick and two hours of Hillsong United worship. The atmosphere in our home changed. It soon became clear that God wasn’t finished with either of us. Shortly afterward, we started regular marriage counselling for the next 11 weeks. Since then, our relationship with Jesus has grown exponentially, both individually and as a couple. I am so thankful for the part Hillsong Channel has played in taking all the broken pieces of my life and joining them back together in His love.”
– Angela, USA