Keeping Marriage In Tune

Once you say the words “I do,” there’s no turning back.

Marrying the person we cherish often leads us to unexpected surprises. The same sweetheart we walked down the aisle turns out to be a completely different person once we start living under one roof.

Still, marriage doesn’t have to be a nightmare. It can be a hot brew of sweet, potent love, replenishing your cup every single day.

The 700 Club Asia host Peter Kairuz and his wife Christine are no exception to thousands of couples who bump into precarious moments in their life together. But after letting God intervene in their slowly crumbling union, the two chose to build their relationship on something better—something worth pursuing.

It Started with a Blind Date

“My best friend asked me to go out on a blind date. My younger brother, I, and my best friend,” Peter recalled.

Though hesitant to spend money and time on someone he doesn’t know, Peter pushed through with the date, and met Christine for the first time.

He discovered how Christine wanted to take up law, was a commercial model and once a calendar girl. He thought, “Wow, I’m having a date with a calendar girl!”

That was how Peter and Christine started their romance. Their melody is peaceful, the beat is definitely exciting, and the rest, as they say, is history.

On The Rocks

When the two got married, Peter ran his business, while Christine was thousands of feet above ground as a flight attendant. Having less and less time together, each traveled different routes, both in places and in life.

Peter would go to bars and nightclubs while her wife is away. Christine, too, will enjoy a life of her own—drinking and giving in to material pleasures. Their marriage quickly became out of tune.

This cycle made Christine ask herself, “Is this all there is to a married life?” and so she started searching for answers.

A Marriage Restored

Through watching The 700 Club by Pat Robertson, the Kairuz couple came to experience breakthroughs not just in their marriage but even in their personal lifestyles.

Like how some wives can be naggers at times, Christine confessed, “I learned how to seal my mouth. It was like God placed a divine zipper.” Peter felt a change within him, too, and decided to quit smoking, drinking, and his late-night vices.

What they learned and personally battled together to strengthen their bond are the very things they now impart to pastors and their spouses during Ministering to Ministers events. These are monthly marriage enrichment seminars designed to reignite romance and commitment of couples from all over the Philippines.

“Marriage is not about I, me, and myself,” Peter stressed. “It is about her and me, the two of us, two becoming one flesh. We are a tandem.”

Marriage will always be a give-and-take relationship, birthed out of love. When genuine love stays as the motivation, tying the knot becomes the missing note that completes a beautiful song. | contributed by Darlene Apanay

 

Peter and Christine talk about love, romance, and marriage in The Essentials for Keeping Your Marriage Ablaze. This teaching DVD is exclusively available for members of The 700 Club.

10 Comments

  • I am very much moved of your love story. There is nothing really impossible with God. My partner (live in) and I have been going through some problems these days, it’s because of my husband has not been having work this time I am the one providing for the family as an online school teacher. I work from 5am to 10;30 pm Mon-Fri’s and During Saturday and Sundays he would go if not drinking, playing in a com. shop.Whenever I speak to him about his actions we end up fighting in front of our 4 year old daughter. The hardest thing that we are going through this time is that I and my husband are having so much difference in faith. Every time I watch in your Program 7 Club, It’s like he couldn’t really focus on it and though he knows that I am watching, he would really changes the channel or tries say negative stuff about it. I would really like to ask for your prayers that GOD would really touches my husbands heart , and also God would change my heart also and stop nagging my husband. I cannot really do this alone in prayer. Thank you very much and May GOD SHOWER YOU MORE blesssings by touching more people’s lives.

    • Thank you Amy for sending us your message. It is our prayer that the Lord Jesus Christ will work on your lives, both you and your partner so that you will realize His righteousness. The bible says in Matthew 6:33, “be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.” We pray that the two of you would come to Jesus, accept Him as your LORD and your SAVIOR, acknowledge the shortcomings and have the willingness to surrender to His righteousness. In so doing you will soon realize that He is the God that is the only One capable to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). God only works on our surrendered lives. He also wants us to be like little children, so dependent on Him (as our Father) and so willing to be corrected from our wrong dids.

      If you desire prayer over the phone, you may call us at 810-7717, 810-7176, or at our toll free number, 1-800-1-888-8700, for provincial calls. Our counselors are here for you 24/7.

  • Philip Rivera Juan

    I have been watching the 700 club tv program for quite a long tym. I always follow the prayers Sir Kairus and Ma’am Kata say in the program and I feel blessed because the vices that i had before were totally gone now. I remember one time following their prayers and in the middle of the prayer I was already crying. I just let go of that feeling. But I know for sure that GOD was with me at that time. I thank you a lot for this very wonderful program. I would like to ask a little favor if you may. I would like to have a prayer request. Please pray for my two brothers who have been under the impulse of wordly life. Both of tehm have been in illicit relationship with women not their wives leading promiscuous relationships. I had been committing this sins before because of my work as a police officer but JESUS CHRIST restored me thru my FAITH in HIM. I want them stop and to turn away from satan. Please pray for them as I will also pray for them. Thank you very much and I Have great hope that the blessings of you program will reach out to each and everyone of us for GOD’s glory..GOD BLESS po!

  • queeniejelah

    thank you po sa 7ooclub asia kc sobrang nakakainspired po ang inyong program miss ko na po ang palabas nyo sa tv ilang beses na kmi bumili ng remote pero ayaw gumana ng channel 11 nmin buti nlang po through internet ay nakakapagbasa po ako ng article nyo na sobrang inspiring.may prayer request po ako ,sana po ay bigyan pa kmi ng mahabang buhay at kalakasan para sa ganon ay maranasan pa po ng aming buong pamilya ang masayang pagsisimba tuwing linggo at sana maging prayerful ang lahat ng members ng family ko asawa at mga anak.at lalo higit po sa lahat ay maging peaceful and loving family kmi ,in JESUS name….Amen.thank you po sa 700club at sa lahat ng bumubuo nito sana po ay samahan nyo po ako sa prayer request,God Bless po.

  • Thank you for this article, Please be with me in prayer that the Lord shield me and my husband in everything that the Lord will bind us more and more in love and trust with each other; protect him and bless him in his work and may the Lord continue to touch the heart of my husband and transform his faith and accept JESUS as his saviour. Shield us and be the center of our marriage my Jesus Christ amen

  • eunice bobadilla

    I would just want to give God the glory for the work you have been doing in blessing all the ministers and ministers’ wives through the M2M, recently held in Tagaytay (11/3/12). Your work is not in vain, and I know that many lives, including ours (me and my husband) have been touched by your stories and testimonies. A double portion of God’s anointing be upon you in all the works of your hands.
    BTW, let me also thank the Lord Jesus and Peter Kairus for being an instrument of healing. I was one of the millions probably who have experienced an extraordinary touch from the Lord when I was instantly healed while being prayed for over your night telecast. Our God is an awesome God indeed!

    • Amen! All glory to our great and mighty God. Eunice we are one with you in rejoicing the Lord for your healing and thanks for your feedback. Indeed His goodness and faithfulness is beyond our expectations. We are excited to hear more of your stories please call our Prayer Center# 8107717 / 8107176 anytime. God Bless you!

  • christy

    Gud eve.po sa lahat ng bumubuo ng 700 club,mula po noon@ngaun ay tagasubay2x po ako ng program niyo sa t.v sobrang pasasalamat ko po dhil granted po lhat,2007 ng work po ako manila,at nkikisaby po ako s mga prayers nio evry nyt inaabngan ko po program nio at mnsn nmn ay through phone ng pa pray over po ako…ngaun po nsa province n po ako dhil ng asawa n po ako..my 2 kming anak,d n po ako nkpanood dhil d koha ng chanel,pro hinanap ko po sa internet at thank God..nkta ko po ito…sna po mrmi pa po kaung m2lungan..00 nga po pla…please..help me my prayer request po ako..ang husband ko po ay OFW last year na diagnose po akong my STD,nkoha ko po sa husband ko at na treat kming 2 po sa hospital dhil acute na po..akala q po tpos na ako dhil clear n kmi nkasaky n nga po ulit husband ko..pro ngkaproblema po dhi ng malfunction po ang ovaries ko..at na diagnose n nmn po ako n my polycystic ovaries both my left n ryt ovaries r polycystic…pls po nanganganib po ako dhil sa complikasyon nito pg d ma treat,prob.ko din po financial at prob ko din po dhil p2loy prin sa pambabae ang husband ko,sana po m2lungan niyo po ako n mtigil n,o mputol n pkipgrelasyon ng asawa ko sa kerida niya at mgfocus nlng s amin ng mga anak nya,khit n bnigyn nya ako ng mga skit..pnatawad ko po sya gs2 ko po buo ang pmilya nmin,nhihirapan po ako dhil kinokonsinti po sya ng ina nya,mlki po ung galit ng ina nya sa akin,n dko po alam kng bakit…mgulo po ngaun ang icpan ko dnil x mga prob.sna po ung kerida ng husband ko mkakita n ng lalaki n pra sa knya po tlga ng sa gnun mthmik n po buhay nmin..ng pa plan po kmi n mgka anak po ulit ds year pro sbi ng doctor depende kc ngka infection ako,at ngaun nga po polycystic prin po ako…please.please,help me.naniniwla po akong wlng imposibleky God..mrming salamat po at more power po…

    • Christy, salamat sa patuloy mong pagtangkilik sa 700 Club. Tama ka sa iyong sinabi, walang imposible sa Diyos. Siya ang Diyos na nagpapagaling ng mga sakit at Siya rin ang may kapangyarihan na baguhin ang ating sitwasyon, manalig lang tayo sa Kanya dahil walang imposible sa may pananalig. Asahan mo ang aming panalangin sa iyo at sa iyong asawa’t mga anak. God bless you all.

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