Our Starting Point

I participated in a Starting Point group for the first time 8 years ago and then again recently with my husband and two children. I can’t say enough about how amazing this group is. Not only do you get to hear other people’s stories and realize you’re not alone, but you also find yourself digging deeper into your own relationship with Christ!

My husband and I divorced 11 years ago, and I thought I had it all under control until about 2 years ago when we rekindled our relationship. I really started struggling with forgiveness and issues from our past. I realized the problem was ME! I was trying to “fix” everything that had been broken in me on my own. After the struggle between me, myself and I, the time came when I decided to cry out to Christ and ask Him to help me.

Once I decided to “let go and let God” my heart began to change along with my outlook and circumstances. My husband and I attended the pre-marital class at GFC called Merge – another amazing class I might add – and we are getting re-married in August! We grew closer together, but more importantly, we grew spiritually as individuals and as a couple. Our focus altered from worldly views to having God as our center and foundation.

Had we not attended Merge and the Starting Point group, we wouldn’t have had the support we needed from new friends. They’ve walked alongside us down this new path and have pointed us in the right direction of keeping Christ first. I’m grateful for our new friends and for where my husband and I are today.

Joy Isom

There are several Grace Groups opportunities available now! Visit gfcnow.com/groups to learn more and sign up.