Welcome to our blog!

We are John and Mary Munene and we love the Lord! Christ is our all in all! All we are is by God’s grace. We are with a beautiful daughter, trusting God for more of those angels to us.
We love adventure, anything with lots of adrenaline is always a ‘go-thing’ for us! But well, some of our best moments are our long evening walks, or simply having a lazy day in the house, with our sweatpants on chatting the day away.

The Lord put a burden in us after our wedding. We really had our first year of marriage rough. We were so full of ourselves, pride took the reins, and so marriage became unbearable and exhausting! But the Lord held us from crumbling.
He taught us the power of submission and love. He clearly defined to us what loving like Christ entailed and what submission like the Church meant. He changed our hearts – Ezekiel 36:26 – and we were willing to learn and to fight for our marriage. Our marriage took a turn for the best. So far, so God!

We do pray that this blog inspires you to be better and best for the season of marriage to come! More so, to help us prepare for the ULTIMATE marriage, when we will be joined to our Savior and behold him face to face – 1ST Thessalonians 4.

Marriage is God’s design, it is good, it’s a perfect gift from God, it is beautiful. Marriage works!

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    Hellen Chege
    6 months ago

    Your story has really inspired me. I read your story in Saturday Standard “lessons from our first year of marriage” and I believe I have learnt so much from you. At the moment am at the point of giving up my marriage since I feel i am the only person interested with this marriage while my husband is not. I got married in 2013 but after all this years my husband is still living in”self”. Everything to him is “I” myself and “me” there is no we, ours or us. Please I need your advice on what to do because am feeling worn out and in the verge of calling it quits.

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      Mary Munene
      6 months ago

      Hey Hellen, i am sorry about how you feel. Am so sorry that you feel hurt and broken but i wouldn’t advice on you quitting your marriage. Unless he is abusive, emotionally, physically and all, then it will be wise to separate as you seek advice from your Pastor or counselor. Marriage, God’s way has to be permanent. For better or for worse. It’s not easy, no one said it would be easy, no wonder it mirrors Christ and the church. 1st Peter 3 – reminds us as wives that we can win ungodly husbands with our actions.

      Love, is tenacious Hellen. 1st Corinthians 13 tells us only two things that love is and the first is PATIENT.
      It takes you the grace of God to surrender YOUR HUSBAND to God and let HIM deal with him. You can only be a catalyst of change by loving an unlovable person. Grace is what you should extend to your husband even if he doesn’t deserve it. Of cousrce the world will give you counter options. But if you really believe in Christ and the permanence of marriage, then you should also believer in the power of Christ to transform your husband through your acts of grace. Seeing the ‘evil’ is an important step, but it is only a first step. Love is made whole by a tenacious commitment to “not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

      By doing positive good — responding with godly, gracious love — we overcome the evil that has been done. But if things deteriorate, we need to be ready for the painful reality that love may require a separation for healing and re-grouping. In the heart-breaking act of letting go, our intent is not to punish the person or to retaliate for what they have done to us. We must not meet evil with evil. When we do, everyone loses, and no one gets loved.

      Rather, we let go as a way to do good. – Are you letting your marriage go because its for the good?

      Doing good requires tenacity, because the moments when it’s most necessary are the same moments when it’s most difficult.

      More grace to you!

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    Geoffrey Komu
    5 months ago

    Your story is really inspiring, marriage is all about understanding one another and putting God first.. God bless you.

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      Mary Munene
      5 months ago

      Thank you Geoffrey. We thank the Lord for keeping and sustaining us even when we at the least. Keep being blessed!

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