Jacqueline Franks and her husband, Frank, are the couple in the middle, "not too serious about life"

How a woman's low, self-centered view of herself and life harmed her family, but God's grace overcame

Jacqueline Franks

Why didn’t I value myself or life when I was younger?

That is a question I will always ask myself. My low view of life harmed us more than we could ever have known at the time.

It took 19 years before we could have a child.

The reason?

We had not obeyed God’s commands before and after marriage, and we suffered consequences that would reach over many years. In some ways, those consequences still continue today, though forgiven.

Today I am the 60-plus-year-old mother of three active and involved young adults (now all three married as of Nov. 2017), but as my husband and I look back over what the Lord has done, we marvel at God’s grace and mercy. Our lives would have turned out so differently, and we can’t imagine life without these young people!

I will tell you the sad story.

Read more at Samaritan Ministries member Jacqueline Franks' blog Deep Roots at Home.

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