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700 Club Canada: May 7, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN

WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

WELL, LAURA LYNN, THIS IS A

VERY INTERESTING WEEK BECAUSE

IT'S NOT FEBRUARY, BUT IT'S THE

LOVE WEEK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YEAH.

MARRIAGE AND DREAMS AND ALSO

TALKING ABOUT HOW WE START OUT

TOGETHER.

YES

YOU KNOW? LIFE CAN BE VERY

FUNNY.

RIGHT.

DO YOU REMEMBER, I MEAN,

YOUR DREAMS THAT YOU HAD ABOUT

WHAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WERE

GOING TO DO AND HOW YOU WERE

GOING TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE?

WELL, YOU KNOW, WE GOT

MARRIED IN HAWAII.

THAT'S A GOOD PLACE.

AND SO ONE OF OUR DREAMS IS

TO OWN A PLACE THERE ONE DAY.

AND, OF COURSE, WE'LL ALWAYS BE

HERE FOR THE 700 CLUB CANADA.

OF COURSE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, TO OWN, TO

BE THERE ONE DAY.

YOU KNOW, SO IT'S KIND OF A

LONG-DISTANCE DISTANCE DREAM.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

WELL, IT'S FUNNY, YOU KNOW,

WHEN KAREN AND I--WE WENT ON

OUR HONEYMOON IN MAUI, SO WE'VE

GOT A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING

IN COMMON NOW.

US, TOO.

YEAH, WE ENJOYED MAUI, THE

MAUI VISTA, BUT THAT WAS ABOUT

26 YEARS AGO.

THE ROAD TO HANA.

YES, YOU KNOW, AND BIG

BEACH AND ALL THAT, REMEMBER

THAT?

YES.

WHAT WE HAD, I REMEMBER,

KAREN AND MYSELF WERE LOOKING

TO DO IS DEVELOP A SCHOOL AND

ALSO MY VISION TO SEE THIS

NATION BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES AND

RELEASED THROUGH WORSHIPPING

THE PENTACOST, SO--

YOU'RE STILL DOING THAT.

YEAH, WE'RE STILL IN THE

HUNT.

GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE CONTINUING

TO TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT

RELATIONSHIPS THIS WEEK. AND

TODAY YOU'LL SEE THE IMPORTANCE

OF COUPLES DREAMING TOGETHER

AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR

DREAMS ARE SHATTERED.

JOANNE LEACH WILL BE HERE

TO SHARE HER EXPERT ADVICE AND

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE OF YOU

SEEKING MORE FROM YOUR

RELATIONSHIPS.

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO SAY

THAT THE ADVICE AND THE STORIES

THAT WE'RE FEATURING THIS WEEK

AREN'T JUST FOR PEOPLE IN

RELATIONSHIPS. IT'S ALSO MEANT

TO EQUIP THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR MR. OR

MRS. RIGHT.

AND IN PART TWO OF OUR

TEACHING SERIES "MARRIAGE ON

THE ROCK,." PHILLIP AND HOLLY

WAGNER WILL EXPLAIN WHY

DREAMING COULD SAVE YOUR

MARRIAGE.

BUT FIRST, DICK AND JOAN

DEWEERT SHARE IN GUT-WRENCHING

DETAIL HOW THEIR DREAMS WERE

SHATTERED BY AND AFFAIR AND

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY WERE.

FORCED TO WALK AWAY FROM THE

LIFE THAT THEY BUILT TOGETHER.

THIS IS THEIR STORY.

IT'S AMAZING.

[MUSIC]

WE FELT LIKE GOD WAS PUTTING

US TOGETHER BECAUSE IT WAS LESS

THAN A YEAR THAT WE MET AND

KNEW EACH OTHER AND BECAME

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

FROM THE MOMENT THEY MET,

DICK AND JOAN DEWEERT BELIEVED

THAT GOD HAD DRAWN THEM TO EACH

OTHER AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER

THEIR MARRIAGE, THEY FELT THE

CALL TO MINISTRY FULL TIME.

BY 1985, I HAD BECOME A

PASTOR ON STAFF AND THEN BY

1988, A SENIOR PASTOR.

EVEN WITH A THRIVING CHURCH

COMMUNITY, THEY FELT THE CALL

TO SOMETHING MORE.

WE TOOK AN OFFERING, BOUGHT

A 20-WATT TRANSMITTER AND WE

COULD COVER MAYBE A RADIUS OF

10 MILES OR SO. IN JANUARY, I

THINK IT WAS THE 14TH OR 16TH,

OF 1996, WE WENT ON AIR.

BUT IT ALMOST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

WE BOUGHT THE CBC MOBILE

WHAT THEY USED TO DO THE MOVIE

"COOL RUNNINGS."

YES.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THREE OR

FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE LIVE

BROADCAST, I'M ASKING THE

ENGINEERS, "IS IT GOING TO

WORK?" "OH YEAH, WE THINK SO.

BUT WE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO

DO." WELL WE'RE GETTING DOWN TO

THE HOUR AND THEY'RE TELLING

US IT'S NOT WORKING. WE GOT

TOGETHER AND I THINK WE MIGHT

HAVE GONE INTO THE UNIT AND WE

JUST SAID, "IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, WE NEED A MIRACLE. WE

COMMAND YOU TO WORK. THE

ENGINEER COMES RUNNING OUT AND

HE GOES LIKE THIS, "YOU WON'T

BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED. IT

JUST STARTED RUNNING BY ITSELF.

IT JUST STARTED RUNNING." AND

IT DID.

[MUSIC]

WE SAW MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE

AFTER MIRACLE AND THAT'S WHY

LATER THAT WE HAD TO CHANGE THE

NAME TO THE MIRACLE CHANNEL

BECAUSE WE JUST KNEW THIS THING

WAS--THIS WHOLE THING WAS A

MIRACLE.

DICK AND JOAN BELIEVED THAT

GOD WOULD BLESS THEIR WORK, BUT

THEY WEREN'T PREPARED FOR HOW

QUICKLY THE MINISTRY WOULD

GROW

THROUGH THE WHOLE JOURNEY,

I HAD TO PUSH SO HARD AND PUSH

AND PUSH 'TIL THE BREAKTHROUGH

CAME, UNTIL THE MIRACLES CAME.

AND I THINK AT THAT POINT IN

TIME, IT HAD TAKEN ITS TOLL.

[MUSIC]

I LET MY GUARD DOWN AND LET

PEOPLE GET CLOSE TO ME AND

CLOSER THAN THEY SHOULD HAVE

BEEN THAN MY OWN DEAR WIFE AND

THEN I ENDED UP ENTRAPPED,

WHERE I WAS IN AN IMMORAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER

WOMAN.

[MUSIC]

I LEARNED OF MY HUSBAND'S MORAL

FAILURE.

[MUSIC]

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY OTHER

THAN THAT. IT WAS JUST THE MOST

HORRIBLE THING I COULD EVER

IMAGINE. I WAS IN ABSOLUTE,

TOTAL SHOCK. I JUST LOOKED AT

MY HUSBAND AND SAID, "THIS IS A

JOKE, RIGHT?" I COULDN'T

BELIEVE IT. AND HE SAID, "IT'S

NOT A JOKE. IT'S TRUE."

DICK'S AFFAIR NOT ONLY

ROCKED HIS FAMILY, BUT ALSO THE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THE

MIRACLE CHANNEL. WITHOUT

HESITATION OR EXPLANATION, THE

DEWEERTS WERE ASKED TO HAND IN

THEIR KEYS AND WALK AWAY FROM

THEIR MIRACLE.

I WAS VERY ANGRY BECAUSE I

HAD LOST OUR DREAM AND IT WAS

THROUGH NO FAULT OF MINE. I

WALKED INTO OUR ACCOUNTANT'S

OFFICE, UM, TO HAND IN MY

RESIGNATION, MY LETTER OF

RESIGNATION AND THE KEYS TO OUR

BUILDING, WHICH WAS A MIRACLE.

WE HAD PRAYED FOR THAT BUILDING

AND GOD GAVE US THE MOST

INCREDIBLE GIFT WAS A 77,000

SQUARE FOOT BUILDING. GOD GAVE

IT TO US. WE HAD PRAYED. WE HAD

ANOINTED IT. WE PRAYED UP AND

DOWN A WHEELCHAIR RAMP ON THE

WAY IN AND OUT AND WE BELIEVED

GOD FOR MIRACLES, AS PEOPLE

WOULD GO IN IN WHEELCHAIRS,

THEY'D COME UP HEALED AND WE

HAD SUCH BELIEF AND FAITH AND

VISION FOR WHAT GOD WAS GOING

TO DO. AND I WALKED INTO HIS

OFFICE AND WE WERE FRIENDS AND

I SAID TO HIM, "HERE IS THE

SEED.

[MUSIC]

WITH THEIR LIVES SHATTERED,

THE DEWEERTS WERE LOST.

AND JOAN WAS FACED WITH THE

TOUGHEST DECISION OF HER LIFE.

[MUSIC]

I CHOSE TO FORGIVE AND I

CHOSE TO STAY WITH MY HUSBAND.

AND I CHOSE TO MODEL SOMETHING

DIFFERENT AND I SAID TO MY

FRIENDS SEVERAL TIMES, I SAID,

"IF WE DON'T MODEL SOMETHING

DIFFERENT, THEN WHAT WE SEEN

IN THE PAST, WITH THESE KIND OF

FAILURES OR WHAT THE WORLD HAS

SEEN," I SAID, "WE'RE GOING TO

LOSE OUR OWN CHILDREN TO

CYNICISM. THEY MAY STILL

SURVIVE, BUT IT MAY BE A

LUKEWARM--WITH A LUKEWARM HEART

BECAUSE OF THE CYNICISM THAT'S

IN THEIR HEART OVER WHAT'S

HAPPENED. AND IF THAT HAPPENS,

OUR GRANDCHILDREN MAY GROW UP

AND NEVER SERVE GOD. AND I SAID

"I WILL NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF A

LEGACY IN MY FAMILY." I KNEW

THAT GOD WAS GOING TO BRING US

THROUGH. I KNEW THAT YES, THERE

HAD TO BE A DEATH AND A SEASON

WHERE GOD STRIPPED US OF

EVERYTHING, BUT IN THE END IT

SAYS BUT IF IT DIES, IT BEARS

MUCH FRUIT. I CHOSE TO FORGIVE

AND I CHOSE TO WALK IN IN

FORGIVENESS AND I CHOSE TO SEE

GOD REDEEMED AND IT WAS A GOOD

CHOICE.

[MUSIC]

BUT ONLY IN THE LAST WHILE I

WOULD SAY, THE YEAR AND A HALF,

TWO YEARS HAVE WE REALLY SENSED

GOD MOVING US BACK INTO

MINISTRY. WE WANT THE PRESENCE

OF GOD MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.

WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO MINISTRY

PEOPLE THAT HURT LIKE US. AND

WE WANT THEM TO HAVE THE

FEELING OF ISOLATION LIKE WE

DID.

YEAH.

THE FEELING OF ABANDONMENT

WE WANT TO TELL THEM THEY'RE

LOVED. WE LOVE THEM. WE KNOW

GOD ALWAYS LOVES THEM. AND

THERE'S PEOPLE THAT WILL LOVE

THEM.

DICK AND JOAN DEWEERT A

LOVE THAT HAS LASTED THROUGH

TRIAL AND PAIN. A LOVE BUILT ON

HOPE. AND A LOVE DEEPLY ROOTED

IN GOD.

I MEAN, WE REALLY MADE SOME

STRIDES AND BOTH OF US BEGAN TO

FEEL LIKE, "WOW, OUR MARRIAGE

IS STRONGER THAN EVER. I FEEL

FREE TODAY. I HAVE NO BURDEN.

I HAVE NO SKELETON IN THE

CLOSET. THERE'S NOTHING THAT IS

THERE AND THAT'S A FREEDOM THAT

IS A DELIGHT.

MUSIC

WHAT A POWERFUL TESTIMONY.

YOU KNOW, LAURA LYNN, WHEN YOU

LOOK AT DICK AND JOAN, YOU

RECOGNIZE THAT MARRIAGE IS

STILL VALUABLE HERE IN CANADA.

YES IT IS, BRIAN. AND THERE

IS HOPE FOR ANY COUPLE OUT

THERE WHO SAYS THAT THEIR

DREAMS HAVE BEEN SHATTERED.

DICK AND JOAN ARE AN EXAMPLE OF

WHAT GOD CAN DO IF YOU'LL TRUST

HIM. YOU KNOW, ONLY GOD CAN

TAKE A PAINFUL SITUATION LIKE

WHAT DICK AND JOAN FACED AND

MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

IT. BUT THAT'S WHAT GOD DOES,

TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AND IT'S

WHY BRIAN AND I ARE HERE EVERY

DAY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT GOD IS

A REDEEMING GOD AND EVERY LIFE

THAT HE TOUCHES WILL BE

PROFOUNDLY CHANGED. WE NEED YOU

TO JOIN WITH US TO BECOME A

TORCH BEARER FOR THE MESSAGE OF

JESUS CHRIST. IF YOU SEE THE

POWER THAT THE MEDIA HAS TO

REACH INTO HOMES, PLEASE KNOW

THAT IT TAKES ALL OF US TO MAKE

THIS HAPPEN. WE NEED YOUR

PARTNERSHIP. WE'RE ASKING YOU

TODAY TO BELIEVE IN THIS

MINISTRY, IN THE MINISTRY OF

THE 700 CLUB CANADA AND TO PUT

YOUR SEAL OF APPROVAL ON US BY

BACKING US WITH YOUR FINANCES.

IT WON'T BREAK YOUR BANK

ACCOUNT. NOT AT ALL. BUT WHEN

YOU TAKE YOUR PIECE AND THEN WE

JOIN IT ALL TOGETHER, WE'RE

ABLE TO KEEP BRINGING YOU THESE

INSPIRING STORIES OF HOPE. THE

ENEMY GETS ANGRY WHEN HE SEES

THIS STUFF BECAUSE HE KNOWS

THAT WE ARE TAKING BACK WHAT HE

HAS STOLEN. WOULD YOU BE A PART

OF THIS FOR US, THAT IS GOING

INTO ENEMY TERRITORY. MAKE YOUR

VOICE COUNT. CALL US NOW. WE

ARE SO BLESSED BY YOUR LOVE

AND YOUR KINDNESS FOR THE 700

CLUB CANADA. GOD BLESS YOU SO

MUCH AND MAY HE OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT

A HUGE BLESSING OVER YOUR LIFE

FOR YOUR GENEROSITY TODAY.

AMEN. YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE

A HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT IF YOU

WOULD CALL NOW. 1-855-759-0700.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE--WE ARE HERE

FOR YOU. AND WE BRING CHRIST TO

YOU. YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT HAVE

BEEN LOOKING AT THIS TESTIMONY

AND SAYING, "YOU KNOW, I'VE

GONE THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE

THAT AND MY DREAM HAS BEEN

DASHED. I'VE HAD THE PAIN. I'D

LIKE TO PUT SOMETHING INTO YOUR

HANDS. IT'S CALLED "OVERCOMING

ANGER" BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING

TO SEE THE FULLNESS OF WHAT GOD

HAS FOR YOUR LIFE, WHAT YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO DO IS

RECOGNIZE--WATCH THIS--VENGEANCE

IS MINE SAYETH THE LORD. YOU

KNOW, GOD CAN HANDLE WHATEVER

HAS HAPPENED IN OUR LIVES. SO

MANY TIMES, JUST LIKE JOAN,

WHERE ON THE END WE SAY, "I

NEVER DID ANYTHING BUT IT FEELS

LIKE THE RUG HAS BEEN PULLED

FROM OFTEN UNDER US. NOW WE'RE

SAYING, "WHY DID MY DREAM GO?"

WELL, I BELIEVE THAT IF GOD

ALLOWED THAT TO HAPPEN TO YOU,

HE HAS SOMETHING BETTER, JUST

LIKE DICK AND JOAN, THEY'RE

MINISTERING NOW TO COUPLES WHO

HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAME

EXACT THING. AND I WANT TO PRAY

WITH YOU RIGHT NOW BUT I WANT

YOU TO CALL THE NUMBER ON THE

SCREEN AND REQUEST THIS:

"OVERCOMING ANGER." FATHER, FOR

THAT MAN AND THAT WOMAN WHO

HAVE FELT BETRAYED, WE ASK NOW

THAT THE HEALING WOULD BEGIN

NOW, IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER WITH BRIAN, WOULD YOU

GIVE US A CALL RIGHT NOW AT 1-

855-759-0700. PRAYER PARTNERS

ARE STANDING BY.

IT'S A GREAT DAY.

DADDY?

YEAH BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES MILK

REALLY MAKE MY BONES STRONGER?

YEAH. YEAH.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE, WILL WE

GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO?

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION? CALL

THE 700 CLUB. WE'LL HELP YOU

FIND ANSWERS TO THE IMPORTANT

QUESTIONS LIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

MUSIC

LAURA LYNN, WHEN WE TALK

ABOUT DREAMING, ONE OF THE

BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HAPPENS

IS WE START OFF WITH OUR OWN

INDIVIDUAL DREAMS, BUT WHEN WE

GET MARRIED, WE ALSO GET AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A DREAM

AND A DREAM PROCESS WITH

SOMEONE ELSE.

SURE.

AND I FIND THAT ALSO VERY

CHALLENGING BECAUSE NOW IT'S

NOT JUST YOUR DREAM, IT'S

SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM.

ABSOLUTELY.

HAVE YOU FOUND THAT YOURSELF?

SURE. AND YOU KNOW, LOTS OF

PEOPLE OUT THERE, EVEN TODAY,

WILL FIND THEMSELVES IN A PLACE

WHERE, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T

GELLING AND THIS ISN'T WORKING

THE WAY THAT I HOPED IT WOULD.

WE HAVE GREAT NEWS FOR YOU

TODAY. YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY.

THINK ABOUT HOW MOSES FELT WHEN

HE SPENT 40 YEARS IN THE DESERT

WITH HIS DREAM SHATTERED. HOW

JOSEPH FELT WHEN HE WAS SOLD

INTO SLAVERY, ENDS UP IN JAIL

FOR BEING A, YOU KNOW, ACCUSED

OF SOMETHING THAT HE DIDN'T EVEN

DO. THINK ABOUT HOW RUTH AND

NAOMI FELT WHEN THEIR HUSBANDS

HAD DIED AND ALL THEIR DREAMS

WERE GONE AND THEY FELT ALONE.

IN FACT, NAOMI CHANGES HER NAME

TO MARA, YOU KNOW? SORROW.

SORROW. GOOD NEWS TODAY. GOD

HAS A WAY TO RESTORE YOUR

DREAMS AND HE'S HERE FOR YOU.

WELL, UP NEXT, LAURA LYNN

SITS DOWN WITH LONGTIME PASTOR

AND MARRIAGE EXPERT JOANNE LEE.

MUSIC

JOANNE, IT IS WONDERFUL TO

TALK TO YOU AGAIN TODAY ABOUT

RELATIONSHIPS AND SPECIFICALLY

TODAY ABOUT BUILDING DREAMS.

NOW WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DREAMS,

THERE ARE SO MANY WATCHING

TODAY AND THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED

SOMETHING THAT HAS BROKEN THEIR

DREAMS OR AS A COUPLE, THEY

CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THAT PLACE

AGAIN. TALK TO US ABOUT WHAT

DOES IT TAKE TO DREAM AS A

COUPLE AND TO REBUILD WHEN

THAT'S BEEN LOST.

YEAH, THAT'S AN INTERESTING

TOPIC BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN MANY

COUPLES OVER THE YEARS COME

THROUGH OUR CHURCH WHO HAVE A

STORY THAT THEY STARTED OUT

MAYBE AT ONE POINT FOCUSED,

WE'RE GOING TO SERVE GOD. WE'RE

GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS

AND THIS THE VISION OR OUR LIFE

AND THEN SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

LINE, USUALLY LITTLE BY LITTLE,

WRONG PRIORITIES, LIFE THROWS

THINGS AT YOU AND THEY TEND TO

GET DERAILED AND THEN THEY FIND

THEMSELF IN THAT PLACE: "GOD IS

IT POSSIBLE TO GET BACK ON

TRACK. IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO

FULFILL THE VISION I THOUGHT

YOU PUT IN MY HEART. AND THE

ONE THING I HAVE FOUND CONSTANT

IS IF THERE IS THAT HUNGER DEEP

DOWN TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND

SAY, "GOD, YES, I'VE BLOWN IT.

YES, I'VE MESSED UP. BUT YOU

STILL HAVE A PLAN AND A PURPOSE

FOR MY LIFE. YOU STILL HAVE A

PLAN AND A PURPOSE FOR MY

MARRIAGE." IF THAT IS THE HEART

CRY DEEP DOWN, I'VE SEEN TIME

AND TIME AGAIN WHERE GOD IS A

REBUILDER. GOD IS A RESTORER.

ONE OF THE NAMES OF GOD IS THE

ONE WHO RESTORES. AND HE GIVES

US HOPE WHEN THERE'S

HOPELESSNESS. SO IT IS POSSIBLE

IT'S A PROCESS AND I BELIEVE IT

JUST STARTS ONE STEP AT A TIME

BY STARTING TO MAKE THE RIGHT

DECISIONS. IT WAS THE WRONG

DECISIONS THAT GOT YOU OFF

TRACK AND CAUSED THE DREAM TO

FALL APART AND IT'S THE RIGHT

DECISIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

THAT ARE GOING TO GET THINGS

BACK ON TRACK. AND GOD'S

PURPOSE WILL COME TO PASS.

AND IT IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

YES.

NOW FOR YOU AND BOB, BEING

IN THE MINISTRY, HAS THAT BEEN

SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN A DREAM

THAT YOU HAVE TOGETHER BECAUSE

NOT ALL COUPLES HAVE THAT. SOME

COUPLES GO TO DIFFERENT JOBS

AND THEY DON'T SEE EACH OTHER

FOR 10 HOURS A DAY AND THEN HOW

DO COUPLES DREAM TOGETHER?

THAT'S INTERESTING, TOO,

BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY MOST COUPLES

AREN'T IN MINISTRY TOGETHER.

MOST COUPLES ARE WORKING JOBS

OR ONE'S IN MINISTRY AND THE

OTHER ISN'T. AND TO ME, IT'S SO

IMPORTANT FOR THE BIGGER LIFE

ISSUES TO HAVE DREAMS THAT ARE

CONNECTED. EVEN IF A HUSBAND

HAS HIS CAREER AND THE WIFE HAS

HERS, I CAN GO BACK TO WHEN MY

KIDS WERE YOUNG AND WE WOULD

DRIVE AROUND AND TALK ABOUT OUR

DREAMS. WHAT TYPE OF PERSON CAN

CAN WE SEE OUR KIDS MARRYING?

WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP DO WE

WANT TO HAVE WITH OUR KIDS WHEN

THEY'VE LEFT THE NEST. WE WOULD

REGULARLY DREAM ABOUT THINGS

LIKE THAT, SO EVEN WHEN THE

COUPLE ISN'T WORKING TOGETHER

THE SAME WAY WE ARE, THERE CAN

BE A LOT OF DREAMING, BOTH

PERSONAL--WHERE THEY'RE GOING

IN THE FUTURE, FINANCIAL, WE'LL

SIT AROUND REGULARLY AND JUST

DREAM ABOUT WE'D LIKE TO ONE

DAY LIVE IN ITALY FOR A MONTH

AND WE WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN

JUST TALKING ABOUT WHAT THAT'S

GOING TO LOOK LIKE, WHETHER OR

NOT IT HAPPENS, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT IT'S FUN TO DREAM TOGETHER.

BOTH IN THAT AREA, JUST IN FUN

THINGS AND IN SPIRITUAL THINGS.

WHERE DO WE WANT OUR CHURCH TO

BE IN 10 YEARS. WHERE DO WE

WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE IN 10

YEARS? SO I THINK IT'S

IMPORTANT IN ALL ASPECTS OF

LIFE TO HAVE A DREAM, NOT JUST

IN ONE AREA.

NOW WHAT ABOUT THAT COUPLE

THAT IS REALLY STRUGGLING? THE

DREAM OF ONE PERSON IS KIND OF

IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

DIRECTION. I KNOW RECENTLY SOME

FRIENDS OF MINE, THE ONLY JOB

THAT HE COULD GET TOOK HIM

OUT OF TOWN FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK

AND THE STRAIN THAT THIS WAS

PUTTING ON THE MARRIAGE AND HOW

TO DREAM TOGETHER BECAME A REAL

PROCESS.

TO ME, IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT

THEY WOULD REALLY HAVE TO WORK

AT. HOPEFULLY THAT'S SCHEDULE

BEING OUT OF TOWN FOR A WEEK,

HOPEFULLY IT'S TEMPORARY. AND

YOU FIND IN MOST MARRIAGES YOU

CAN GO THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME

SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IF YOU

KNOW THERE IS AN ENDING DAY, I

FIND YOU CAN GO THROUGH A TIME

OF REAL BUSINESS, A TIME OF

REAL PRESSURE, BUT AS LONG AS

YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO END IN

SIX MONTHS, IN EIGHT MONTHS, IN

A YEAR, I FIND MOST COUPLES CAN

HANDLE THAT AND TO ME, IT'S

EVEN MORE IMPORTANT DURING

THOSE SEASONS TO TAKE TIME TO

TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO

DO IN A YEAR, IN TWO YEARS? IN

FIVE YEARS. MANY COUPLES THAT

WE TALK TO BARELY TAKE TIME TO

GO OUT FOR A COFFEE TOGETHER.

TO ME, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE

IMPORTANT. THAT SHOULD BE A

GIVEN EVERY WEEK. I DON'T CARE

IF YOUR KIDS ARE--YOU HAVE FOUR

KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF FOUR AND

THERE'S ALWAYS TIME TO FIT IN

THAT LITTLE BIT OF TIME

TOGETHER THAT YOU CAN TALK AND

SHARE AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.

AND YOU KNOW, JOANNE, FOR

THOSE OUT THERE WHO REALLY

WONDER AND FEEL LIKE IT'S GOING

TO TAKE A MIRACLE FOR US TO

DREAM TOGETHER AGAIN, WE HAVE A

GOD AND HE IS A MIRACLE DREAM

BUILDING GOD. AND FOR SOMEONE

OUT THERE REALLY STRUGGLING,

WHAT DOES IT TAKE AND HOW CAN

THEY INVITE JESUS TO BE PART OF

THAT PROCESS? AND WHAT

DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE?

THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

IN THE WORLD. SHATTERED DREAMS,

A BROKEN HEART, HE IS THE ONE

THAT HEALS A BROKEN HEART AND

I'VE SEEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

WHEN LITERALLY YOU CAST ALL

YOUR CARES AND ALL YOUR BURDENS

ON HIM. HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE

HEART SICK. AS YOU KNOW, THE

BIBLE SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF

PEOPLE THAT ARE DOWN AND

DEPRESSED BECAUSE THE HOPE HAS

BEEN TAKING AWAY. THEY HAD A

HOPE FOR A GOOD MARRIAGE. THEY

HAD HOPED FOR A CERTAIN TYPE OF

FAMILY, A CERTAIN TYPE OF JOB,

A CERTAIN TYPE OF MINISTRY, BUT

GOD IS THE ONE WHO RESTORES

HOPE AND IF I WAS TALKING TO

SOMEONE IN THAT SITUATION, I

WOULD SAY, "NEVER GIVE UP ON

GOD. HE STILL LOVES YOU. HE

STILL HAS A GREAT PLAN AND YES,

IT GOT DERAILED, BUT YOU CAN

GET RIGHT BACK ON COURSE JUST

BY PUTTING YOUR HOPE BACK IN

HIM, HAVING THAT INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND

TRUSTING IN HIM.

AND YOU KNOW, IF WE WILL ASK

HIM. IF WE WOULD JUST USE OUR

WILL AND ASK HIM TO GIVE US A

DREAM AGAIN. TO RESTORE THE

VISION. HE RESTORES THAT.

HE DOES.

YES.

HE DOES.

EVEN WHEN SOMETIMES WE DON'T

KNOW WHAT THAT IS ANYMORE.

YES.

WHAT IS THAT LORD? BUT HE

BRINGS EVERYTHING IN ITS TIME.

YES.

I REMEMBER JOEL OLSTEEN ONCE

SAYING THAT IF YOU'RE IN A

REALLY BAD PLACE, IT'S BECAUSE

IT'S NOT THE END. THE END, WITH

GOD, IS ALWAYS GOOD.

ALWAYS.

WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING.

ALWAYS. YES.

AND KEEP DREAMING.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THERE ARE SEASONS IN GOD.

AND THERE'S SEASONS IN LIFE.

THERE'S GOOD SEASONS, THERE'S

HARD SEASONS, BUT AS YOU SAID,

EVEN IF YOU'RE IN A NEGATIVE

SEASON, IT'S GOING TO END.

YES. YES. THAT'S GOOD NEWS,

JOANNE, THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO

MUCH. WELL, UP NEXT, PART TWO

OF OUR SERIES, "MARRIAGE ON THE

ROCKS." THIS IS PHILLIP AND

HOLLY WAGNER.

MUSIC

WHEN WE FIRST WERE DATING

AND TALKING ABOUT GETTING

MARRIED AND STARTING OUR

MARRIAGE. WE USED TO TALK ABOUT

WHAT WE COULD DO IN OUR LIVES.

WE USED TO IMAGINE WHAT THAT

OUR CHILDREN AND OUR WORK AND

HOW WE WOULD ENJOY THINGS AND

MANY COUPLES AT SOME POINT IN

THEIR LIFE LOSE THE PART OF

DREAMING TOGETHER, THAT THERE'S

A DISCOURAGEMENT OR DESPAIR

AND WE LET THOSE DREAMS GO.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE, THEIR

BUSINESS FAILS OR THEY HAVE

CRISES IN LIFE THAT ARE REAL

AND WHAT DOESN'T GET RESTORED

IS THAT CAPACITY TO DREAM. A

LOT OF MARRIAGES ARE EMPTY

BECAUSE THERE'S NO DREAMING.

THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT

WITHOUT A VISION PEOPLE PERISH.

WE KNOW THAT ABOUT CHURCHES. WE

KNOW THAT ABOUT BUSINESSES. WE

KNOW THAT ABOUT PEOPLE, BUT

DO YOU HAVE A VISION OR A

DREAM FOR YOUR MARRIAGE AND IF

YOU'VE LOST HOPE AND YOU'VE

LOST THAT PASSIONATE LOVE,

THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU

HAVE NO DREAM, AND SO I WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU TO DREAM AGAIN.

DREAM ABOUT--THINK ABOUT WHY--

WHAT COULD YOU DO TOGETHER?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT TO DO

THROUGH AND IN YOU? AND

ENCOURAGE THE DREAM OF YOUR

SPOUSE. YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT

US TO LIVE A LIFE WHERE IT'S

ALL ABOUT MY DREAM BECAUSE I'M

THE HUSBAND. I WANT IT TO BE

ABOUT HER DREAM AND MY DREAM. I

WANT TO MAKE HER DREAMS COME

TRUE.

YEP.

THE WORST THING WOULD BE AT THE

END OF OUR LIFE, SHE SAYS,

"WELL, YOU KNOW I LOVE HIM, BUT

WE DIDN'T REALLY GET TO DO MUCH

OF WHAT I WAS DREAMING ABOUT

BECAUSE WE WERE SO BUSY DOING

HIS. I WANT HER TO SAY, "WOW,

BECAUSE I MARRIED HIM, I GOT TO

FULFILL THE DREAM THAT WAS IN

MY HEART AND MAKE THE DREAM OF

YOUR SPOUSE IMPORTANT TO YOU.

YEAH, I LOVE THAT QUALITY IN

HIM AND THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF

THE, JUST MOST FREEING THINGS

FOR US IS I HAVE NEVER FELT IN

OUR MARRIAGE THAT WE WERE

WITHOUT A DREAM. HE'S ALWAYS

PUSHING THE VISION AND WHAT CAN

WE DO TO GET TOGETHER AND, YOU

KNOW, WHETHER IT'S MISSION

TRIPS TOGETHER, CHANGING THE

WORLD TOGETHER, CHANGING OUR

CITY TOGETHER. WE'RE VERY AWARE

THAT IT'S OUR MARRIAGE HAS A

DREAM. AND I'VE ALSO FELT

VERY ENCOURAGED TO BE WHO I AM,

JUST IN OUR MARRIAGE AND

FULFILLING MY PURPOSE AND I'VE

DONE THE SAME FOR HIM. YOU KNOW

WE'VE ENCOURAGED THE DREAMS IN

EACH OTHER. IT'S NOT A

COMPETITION. IT'S TOGETHER

WE'RE STRONGER.

SO WHAT IS A WAY THAT YOU

CAN ENCOURAGE THE DREAM IN YOUR

SPOUSE. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT

THE DREAM OF YOUR SPOUSE IS?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEIR HOPES

ARE. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DREAMING? DO YOU KNOW THEIR

GOAL? DO YOU KNOW IF THEY GOT

$5 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT TO DO

WITH IT? I MEAN, THOSE ARE THE

CONVERSATIONS THAT WE WOULD

HAVE BECAUSE WE LET YOU KNOW

THE PRIORITIES AND THE DREAMS.

SO JUST HAVE THAT CONVERSATION

ABOUT DREAMING, DON'T EVER STOP

DREAMING TOGETHER.

MUSIC

REALLY SOLID, LAURA LYNN. YOU

KNOW WHEN YOU LOOK AT MARRIAGE

ON THE ROCK, NOT THE ROCKS, I

MEAN IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.

I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR TIME ALSO

IN YOUR INTERVIEW. ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I FIND THAT OUR

DREAMS CAN FIND THEMSELVES ON

THE ROCKS, BUT THE ROCK THAT IS

HIGHER THAN WE--WHEN YOUR

FOUNDATION IS SHAKING DOWN,

YOU'LL RECOGNIZE IT'S GOD

GETTING YOUR ATTENTION.

THERE'S BEEN SO MUCH TALK

LATELY ABOUT, "CAN I TRUST GOD?

IS HE FAITHFUL? IS HE TRUE?"

AND IN THOSE DARK NIGHTS OF THE

SOUL WHEN YOUR DREAMS ARE

SHATTERED, YOU REALLY WONDER

LIKE "GOD, DO YOU HEAR ME? DO

YOU SEE ME? BUT HE DOES. BRIAN

AND I CAN TESTIFY TO YOU THAT

WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT. WE

HAVE SEEN THAT GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE IS YOUR HOPE.

HE IS YOUR HOPE AND WE ALSO

ARE HERE FOR YOU. YOU KNOW, OUR

HOPE IS THAT TODAY'S SHOW HAS

MADE AN IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND

OUR ONLY DESIRE IS TO SEE GOD

INSPIRE A NATION OF BELIEVERS.

BUT WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT

YOUR SUPPORT. IF YOU'VE BEEN

WONDERING, "SHOULD I PICK UP

THE PHONE OR WILL MY

PARTNERSHIP EVEN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE," THE ANSWER IS A.

BIG YES. YES IT DOES. AND SO

MANY CANADIANS HAVE ALREADY

BEEN AFFECTED BY THE GENEROSITY

OF OUR PARTNERS. WE APPRECIATE

YOUR MONTHLY GIFT AND WE HAVE A

FANTASTIC DVD FOR YOU WHEN YOU

MAKE THE CALL. "LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE PART 2" IS FULL OF

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED

AND COME BACK TO LIFE. AND THEY

SHARE THE EXPERIENCE OF WHAT

HAPPENED IN BETWEEN. BECOME A

PARTNER WITH THE 700 CLUB

CANADA TODAY. CALL NOW.

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AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE

YOUR STORY WITH US, WE WOULD

LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT. WELL,

I'VE ENJOYED SPENDING THIS DAY

WITH YOU, BRIAN, AND AS WELL,

WITH OUR FAITHFUL VIEWERS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING

YOU. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. GOD BLESS.

HAVE A GREAT DAY, CANADA.

GOD BLESS.

IT WAS THE MOST ANGELIC,

THE MOST

PEACEFUL, SAFE, LOVING PLACE

I WASN'T AFRAID.

THERE WAS NOT A FEELING OF

TIME.

I WAS COMFORTED. I HAD A

PEACE AND JOY I'VE NEVER HAD.

I WAS ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMED

BY THE SENSATION OF BEING HOME.

YOU JUST CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE.

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TOMORROW AUTHOR KATHY MULLIN

IS IN THE 700 CLUB CANADA

STUDIO WITH ADVICE FOR COUPLES

WHO ARE STRUGGLING IN THEIR

MARRIAGE AS WE CONTINUE OUR

WEEK CELEBRATING RELATIONSHIPS.

AND YOU NEED TO BE RECEIVING

ENOUGH FROM THE LORD YOURSELF

THAT YOU'RE NOT GRABBING FROM

EVERYONE ELSE WHAT YOU SHOULD

BE GETTING FROM GOD.

AND THAT IS SUCH A HUGE

SECRET TO LIFE IS IT THAT WE

WOULD LOOK TO GOD AS OUR SOLE

SOURCE, RATHER THAN SOMEONE

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