God's hand in repairing & restoring marriage.
My name is Danny Gutierrez. This is my wife, Lisa. we’ve known each other for well over 20 years. We are high school sweethearts, and we have a very interesting story to tell.
When we met, we had a rough past – we were in a rough spot. I was the rebellious type. I was a black sheep. I made some mistakes, and I kind of ran from god. When he got ahold of me, it was in the ICU in Ben Taub. After that, I came to christ. I was on fire for God. I wanted to change the world.
God opened doors for us to pastor multiple congregations, and then He allowed us to be part of big churches, and mega churches, and big platforms, and TVs, and big names in Houston.
It’s been a wonderful walk, but in the midst of being busy, and traveling, and speaking, and pastoring, and being completely sold out to ministry, I lost my wife.
Sometimes you think providing and working is enough, but it really isn’t. You can neglect a whole lot, especially if you’re just busy being busy. The sad thing about it is when life started happening, we became the lepers of the community. I had no friends. Nobody reached out to me, except a few people from this local church. For two and a half years, we were separated with divorce papers in the midst of a custody argument with each other for our kids. We caused a lot of harm and hurt for each other. It was hurtful, but then God stepped in.
One night in October of 2013, we sat at a table, we ordered our dinner, and over the discussion of custody, we cried our eyes out and asked, “How did we get here? How in the world did we end up in this position?” We ended up in a small church in the area of Aldine asking forgiveness from God until 6AM.
When we prayed that night, the sun came up and I remembered the verse that talks about how His mercies are new everyday. That is exactly what we felt, and we felt like it was a brand new clean slate – that God had given us a new beginning.
God repaired and restored our marriage from shattered pieces because we chose to forgive one another, and we chose to love one another, and put each other first.