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Leslie

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     "I am fifty-five and have spent most of my adult life in a rather liberal church. To make a long story short, in 2009 the Lord brought a personal revival in my life. The past few years have been very difficult: leaving that church, having friends who think I have lost my mind, having serious marital trouble over my beliefs . . . you get the picture!

      "Somewhere in the early days, I learned about you and subscribed to the podcast of Revive Our Hearts. What a means of grace your ministry has been to me. I was already praying for a revival in my family and my town, so to find that there are many others dedicated to praying this way was very encouraging to me.

     "I am also learning to submit to my husband—even though he swears he does not want a submissive wife . . . which is pretty funny actually, because he is much happier when I am adhering to the 30-Day Challenge principles! Most importantly, you have helped me understand that I need to go to church with him even if it is not exactly where I would want to go. We are currently attending a different church, and I am trusting God's sovereignty and praying that my husband won't be affected by any unsound doctrine.

~Leslie

As others like Leslie fearlessly trust God by submitting to their husbands, you can be part of encouraging them in their lives by donating to Revive Our Hearts.

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Ruth

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     "I am so thankful someone finally told me what I needed to hear. I needed to hear that my overeating was gluttony, which the Bible calls sin! I am eating better and now exercising every morning (while listening to your show). I am on my way to better health! Thank you very, very much."

~ Ruth

While people like Ruth exercise their bodies, our podcast provides “exercise” for their souls at the same time. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Esther-Elaine

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     "I remember hearing this program in September 2008. I was so convicted about the way I had behaved as Miriam. I thought I was a respectful wife, but the sin of grumbling can be so subtle. My eyes were opened to the fact that laughing at jokes about 'how men can't do such and such a thing' or 'he's just a man . . . what do you expect?' is a subtle way of grumbling and complaining.

     "I immediately repented of the times I had made disrespectful comments about my husband to others and the discontent I felt towards him at times in my heart. I knew God was not pleased with the thoughts (the grumbling and complaining) that had been filling my heart. After that day of repentance in 2008, the Lord has been bringing such spiritual growth and healing in my life.

     "Today, when I heard the program again, I remembered what the Lord had taught me over three years ago and how He has been changing me ever since.

     "I am a different person today. I am not perfect! But I love my husband, and I desire to honor him and show him respect—to his face and behind his back. I am reminded that God is always watching and that and sees everything I do and think. I thank Revive Our Hearts for speaking the truth. My heart has been revived by His truth.

~ Esther-Elaine

Like Esther-Elaine, we want scores of women to learn how to build up their homes rather than tearing them down with their tongues. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Arlene

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     "God is using Revive Our Hearts in an amazing way! I recently attended the TW12 conference—wow!

     "In January of 2010 I found out that my husband had been having an affair for almost a year. I was devastated. God used this event for such a major transformation in my family: I now walk closely with the Lord, my husband was saved, and so many more blessings.

     "Although I had forgiven my husband and prayed for this woman, my heart was still not right. After hearing Joni at the conference, I knew that I needed to write a letter of forgiveness. I see this lady often because our children are in the same grade at the same school. She had never asked for forgiveness, but I knew I needed to offer it.

     "Today I received a phone call from this lady's husband. He was calling me to thank me for the letter. He said that she was completely moved by this. My letter gave her the freedom to forgive herself.

     "This was such an answer to prayer. Not only the way He used Nancy, Joni, and me to change someone's life and their eternity, He was so good to let me see how He weaves this all together."

~Arlene

It’s our deep longing that countless women like Arlene would discover the freedom that forgiveness brings. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Chris

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      "I know that this site and Nancy's show is geared more for women; however, I just wanted to let Nancy know I am encouraged and I learn a lot from her show.

      "I have never had any influential Christian women around in my life, so I have adopted Nancy as my 'radio mom' that I can learn from. I have an aunt that is alone and is taking care of three people in our family. This show is helping me get some perspective on the women side of things so when I share the gospel or spend time helping her up at her home, I can have some perspective from Nancy.

      "I have a mom that I am not close to at all, but Nancy’s show has been used by God to begin to shed light on things about my mom and I."

~Chris

Many men like Chris are impacted every day by Revive Our Hearts. Will you be part of their stories by donating?

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Laura

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     "About three years ago, I wrote to Revive Our Hearts about a miserable marriage. I just wanted to share with you that because of your ministry and those like it and through God’s astounding grace and mercy, my marriage is alive and well. My relationship with my husband continues to grow stronger and healthier as the Lord continues to slowly and tenderly break down my fears, pride, selfishness, self-pity, and need to control.

     "As the Lord has worked in me, I am amazed at how he has worked in my husband. I could not have imagined three years ago all that the Lord would do, and I am so excited to 'see' what He will do in the years to come!

     "Thank you so much for your ministry, for speaking so honestly and sincerely into the hearts of women. I can’t imagine my marriage as it is now without the influence of this ministry."

~ Laura

Many marriage like Laura’s can be transformed. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Trista

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     "The prayer challenges you provided for praying for my husband has taken my marriage to another realm of contentment. We had been married for three years and were miserable. We were both saved coming into our marriage, but were both weak in having daily quiet times. I started to resent him because he was supposed to be the spiritual leader of our house. We argued often, and I could list all the things that needed to be 'fixed.' I struggled through the 30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge and slowly God revealed to me that I was the one that needed to be ‘fixed,’ not my husband.

     "As I prayed over him and tried to encourage him more, he started to grow and get a desire to be in the Word. I honestly believe this saved our marriage. We were so dissatisfied with each other that deeper sin could have easily ensnared us. Praise the Lord, it didn’t, and our marriage is thriving now."

~Trista

Like Trista, we want other women to experience 'contented' rather than 'miserable' marriages. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Cara

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     "I reached out in desperation, and through you, He answered me. The gift of your books was as meaningful to me as the content of the information you sent. It healed me as a skeptical, unfulfilled, hurting woman to become a humble, grateful, joyful daughter of God. I'm now attending church, and my life has changed in so many fulfilling ways.

     "When I realized God saw my pain and loved me, I wept and I handed my burdens to Him. I started to respect myself, and at the same time, expect less of my husband to meet my needs.

     "I took your 30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge and learned to stop resenting him or worrying about him and our future. What happened is amazing. With no therapy on either of our parts, he started to soften. The more sincere and respectful I became toward him, the softer he became toward me. The more I calmly insisted on kindness and acceptance—and demonstrated that through truly appreciating him—the more he grew to respect me. I can now say with utmost certainty that he loves, adores, and appreciates me and our life, and we (and thankfully, our children) are reaping the benefits."

~ Cara

Will you be a part of helping other marriages like Cara's by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Annette

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     "I started listening to Revive Our Hearts. The Lord started to show me the bitterness, anger, and resentment that I had had against my marriage. I knew I was and had been very unhappy, and I thought the last seventeen years of my marriage were a waste of my life.

     "I came to realize I had to ask the Lord to forgive me for the sinful attitude and bitterness I had had toward myself, my husband, and against God.

     "Since then I have been listening to two programs a day. I have been in prayer every day and in the Word of God. The Lord has been showing me much. Jesus is helping me to love my husband, to love my marriage, to focus better on my children.

     "I am not the same person I was. I have allowed the Lord to root out, cultivate, break me, and bring restoration and reconciliation in my relationship with Him and my husband.

      "My husband couldn’t wait for the day that I was excited about God. I thought I was before, but I know I was not living as a Christian woman. Thanks be to God for His work through your program."

~ Annette

Countless Annettes need to know God can transform their marriages. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Brittany

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     "I was a pile of panic-attack because I was just constantly responding and reacting to my husband’s meth abuse. I was very hateful, putting him on guilt trips all the time, shaming him, ignoring him.

     "I went through the workbook, Seeking Him. The biggest takeaway I had from the workbook was I am called to forgive because Jesus forgave me, and it was not my life’s mission to control and regulate every move my husband made and to try and change him.

     "He noticed that I wasn’t getting mad, crying, and upset anymore. He said, 'I saw power in you; I saw peace in you, and I thought, "Where is it coming from?'"

     "I would go through the house praying. I think all that made a difference. A friend of my husband's with whom he had been getting high for years and years started stopping by and saying, 'I don’t do that stuff anymore. I quit doing the hard stuff. I quit chasing the women.'

     "My husband was sharing how miserable he felt, and his friend was saying, 'You ought to come to this new church we’re going to.' God just did a mighty work in him very quickly."

(Click here to hear Brittany’s entire story.) 

Thousands of Brittanys are in hopeless situations. Will you be a part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Heidi

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      "I was listening to the program on memorizing scripture, and Nancy Epperson said she felt the way she was able to go through life without dealing with depression was through memorizing and meditating on scripture. Depression is something I have dealt with all of my life, and hearing that there might be a way to deal with that depression was more than exciting to me.

     "I began memorizing Psalm 27. I am overwhelmed to tears by the feelings of peace and love that I feel are a result of going over and over these words of God to me.

     "You have made a difference in my life in a big way, and I praise God for Revive Our Hearts."

~ Heidi

There are thousands of other Heidi’s who could benefit from the power of God’s Word in their battle against depression. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Gina

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     “I was a die-hard liberal feminist and a driven career woman. I thought being a great lawyer, having a great marriage, and being a great mom would bring me happiness and joy, yet it still left me empty. 

     “In my marriage I was very bent on everything being equal. I kept a mental list in my head of everything that I did and everything my husband did. If my husband didn't measure up, it caused a lot of conflict. Some people have even said to me, ‘I can't believe he's still married to you.’ 

Click here to hear how Christ transformed Gina’s life and marriage through Revive Our Heartsradio. 

More women like Gina need to hear and be transformed by the gospel. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Rachel

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     "I had always operated under the assumption that the gospel was elementary, for beginners only. I began to listen to Revive Our Hearts. It was the first time I had come under Bible-driven theology—the doctrine of sovereignty and obedience as essential.

     "God used you to draw me into a right relationship with Him. I don't know how, but suddenly I realized that I had been self-righteous and proud. The heights of these sins in my life is shameful and disgusting, and I didn't even realize it. I had always considered myself righteous and moral, but inside I was filled with sinful attitudes. I could see others' sin clearly, but not mine. God brought me to an overwhelming conviction of my sin and repentance of it. I praise Him!

     "I wanted to thank Nancy for her faithfulness in teaching truth from the Bible and proclaiming God's role for women."

~ Rachel

There are countless Rachel’s who need to understand—really understand—the gospel. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Anonymous

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     "God got my attention. I was about to divorce my husband when I left to come to the True Woman conference. I realized that my unhappiness is my heart condition and has very little to do with my husband or children. My attitude has been horrible.

     "Elyse Fitzpatrick’s session on the Gospel was truly life-changing for me as well. I have been trying so hard to live up to the good Christian girl image. I have felt a constant sense of failure. I have been living like a foster child and not a believer daughter. This conference has renewed me and brought me peace that I have not felt in a very long time."

~Anonymous

God can save marriages, even those with little hope. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts.

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Susan

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     “The girl at the table behind me was on the phone with her boyfriend. She was pretty animated and loud, and was saying, ‘You know you got me into this mess; you’re going to have to get me out! You’d better come down here on Thursday to pick me up and bring me to the abortion clinic.’ 

     “I was just struggling because I am not a person to walk up to a stranger and say, ‘I’m going to talk to you about abortion.’ But I just really felt led to talk to her.  

     “I said, ‘I know that you’re going through something really tough right now, and I just want to encourage you to know that there are options out there other than abortion.’ When I told her that adoption was available, she was shocked. She didn’t even realize that it was an option. 

     “She told me, ‘I really don’t want to have an abortion, but my boyfriend told me I had to, and I really don’t want to raise another baby.’ 

     “She was in shock when I told her, ‘You will regret this every day of your life. I know, because I had an abortion seven years ago.’” 

~ Susan 

(Click here to listen to Susan’s entire story.) 

Many women need to hear they have options. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Stella

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"I was so desperate and crying out for God to help me. I was in tears, and crying out for help, and I found myself on the Revive Our Hearts.

"I am an ordained minister, and have been in ministry for years as a teacher and counselor. I have been one of those women who got caught up in the counter culture and women’s liberation movement, and strayed away from traditional biblical principles during life with God as a women over these thirty-six years.

"God set me down, lifted His anointing off of me, closed every ministering door to teach, and removed every female friend I had, because they are all just like I was, totally out of order. He has cut out all of my friendships.

"At first, I hated it. I felt so degraded, so overlooked as a woman. He would only allow me to associate with humble, meek women. At first I hated it. They all got on my last nerve, because they were all so feminine.

"He is giving me a complete makeover in every way. Sometimes the devil tries to discourage me because I’m sixty-one years old, and I’m starting all over again; but I would rather start over again at sixty-one, learning how to have intimacy with the Lord, than to continue to minister in the spiritual and emotional shape I was in.

"Since I have been following Nancy’s teachings, I have had a giant leap. I feel like a brand new bride. I just can’t get enough of His love! And I’m hoping that this will spill over into my marriage with my natural husband, because it’s way overdue.

"I got caught up in the idea that gender does not matter. I grew in pride, arrogance, being puffed up, being over-aggressive, over-assertive, out of touch with my femininity, so out of touch with who God has created me to be—so out of order! Getting it right with my husband means so much to me now, and getting it right with God.

"I am truly learning my lesson. I had to get this old and be put in ‘time out’ before I came to my senses; but I know that God knows what He is doing, and He also know that I love Him with all of my heart, with all of my soul, and with all of my might."

~ Stella

Stella’s not the only woman in need of a "complete makeover." Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts.

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Penny

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      "Thank you so much for doing this study. Having struggled with same-sex attraction and gender confusion, and ending up as an adult so frustrated and wanting to end my life, I cried out to God, and Jesus Christ rescued me.

      "Women like you and this program gave me a desire to embrace womanhood and live my life for His glory. It has not always been easy, but it has been a much more abundant life."

~ Penny

Many women like Penny need to hear about God’s good design for their gender. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Abigail

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     "I am a fifteen-year-old girl who’s recently started living out the Christian life and allowing God into EVERY aspect of my life.

     "My Sunday school teacher invited me to her class where she played some radio shows you did on modesty, and my world was just SHAKEN. I had no idea. I really didn’t know!   

     "You’ve helped me so much to see and remember the woman that God created all of us women to be—which I can joyfully say includes me!"

~Abigail

Countless teens just like Abigail have never heard of God’s design for their lives. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Mary

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     "My husband and I just spent six weeks alone on a vacation. I never thought I could be this long with him, honestly. Not only that, we only had one argument that was serious! That is an absolute miracle. No one we know really thought we could ever spend this much time together, let alone enjoy it.

     "I can’t explain the changes in us, since it was through the workings of the Holy Spirit. I was faithful in my 30-day prayers for him, and in the process Jesus changed our hearts! It's so amazing. Things are not perfect with us, but we are finally talking and working to our issues. 

     "We couldn’t even ride in a car together ten miles without fighting, and here we’ve driven over 1,000 and enjoyed it! We walk on the beach five miles every morning and talk about our issues and how to resolve them. I am forever grateful for your 30-day challenge and prayers. 

     "Oh, by the way, the Lord has answered many of our prayers, because we have come together in prayer! God is so good and faithful."

~Mary

The gift of encouragement and prayer can transform marriages like Mary’s. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Susan

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     “My adult daughter had revealed to me that she was sexually abused as a child. The rage I felt against this person was not healthy.

     “Fast forward a couple of years. I was leading some women through the Seeking Him workbook. We came to the chapter on forgiveness. I knew I needed to forgive the man who sexually abused my daughter. I realized that, in myself, I was unable to forgive, and that God would supply the grace to forgive.

      “I got down on my knees and held my out my hands, palms up, and prayed. I realized I had two choices. In one hand I could choose my way and hold on to the rage. In the other, I could choose God’s way and receive the grace I needed to forgive. I told God I was willing to receive the grace I needed to forgive. I found release at that moment.”

~ Susan

Like Susan, countless women still need to discover the freedom of forgiveness. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?

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Anonymous

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     "I am a forty-four-year-old woman, single, never married. I’ve been praying for years that God would bless me with a husband and children. I’ve walked closely with Him and waited, but He has not chosen to bless me that way.

     "I started to get discouraged and felt as though He did not pay attention to that prayer of mine. So I schemed in my heart to have sex with a man who likes me. But not only is that wrong, he is an atheist. I felt as though Satan was trying to gain victory by tempting me to fulfill my sexual desires and God was telling me to remain pure. As a result of this True Woman conference, the Lord wins and I’m choosing purity over sin.”

~Anonymous

Many women need to hear of God’s design for purity. Will you be part of their stories by donating to Revive Our Hearts?