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.


  • 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 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… 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 ngkaproblema po dhi ng malfunction po ang ovaries 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 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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