Will you help us tie the knot?

It’s late and I should be getting ready for a gathering we’re going to tonight. But I can’t get this off my mind. Feeling like I’m supposed to share with you one of the most important things I do, other than love my family and Jesus. I serve full-time in a ministry that has changed my life — and am so very blessed to get to partner with Jesus to bring His hope to a hurting world filled with women who need Him so much.

Although our year-end outreach is almost over,God  keeps nudging me to post tonight…whispering to my heart…There are women who want to give. Who want to be part of what I AM doing. Invite them to join you. So here’s something really close to my heart that I wanted to share in case God’s nudging you too…

In our her devotion last week called “The Unraveling of a Marriage,” Lysa TerKeurst wrote about an argument she and her husband recently had. In front of the kids. Over something so stupid. Right before they were about to head out the door to go on a date. Here’s more from Lysa

In the heat of the argument he announced the date was off. He no longer wanted to go. Honestly, I didn’t either.
I wanted to sit in a coffee shop by myself and make a mental list of all the reasons I was right. All the reasons he was wrong. And justify my perspective.

But it’s at this exact moment of resistance an unraveling can begin.

At Proverbs 31 Ministries we hear from women whose lives, marriages, finances, jobs and futures are unraveling. It’s at that moment where we step in and offer hope, truth, resources, encouragement and prayer to stop the unraveling.

They are at a crossroad. They have a choice to make and come to Proverbs 31 Ministries asking for guidance. The next steps they take will lead toward what their future holds.

Just as it did for me. My next steps required an apology to my husband. By repairing the snags the correct way — tying a knot and tucking it back into the weave of our relationship fabric — we took steps that led us toward restoration.

Maybe you’ve wondered how you can help stop some of the unraveling in lives around you. Today, you can partner with us as we respond to women in crisis. Women who need us to show them how Jesus can tie a knot of hope, wisdom and direction in their lives and stop the unraveling.

You can make a year-end donation right now .

Many blessings,

Lysa TerKeurst
Proverbs 31 Ministries

Will you join us as we offer to tie a knot with threads of God’s grace, truth and love through the our devotions, radio show, resources, prayers and more – all in hopes that we might stop the unraveling. If you’ve already made a year-end donation to our ministry, thank you so much!! If not, there’s still time to make a donation today.

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About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. Thanks Renee! 🙂 Can’t wait to receive the new devotional Bible!

    May God continue to minister His truth and love to hearts around the world through P31 in 2013 and in the decades to come! For His glory and His purposes!


  2. Deborah Creps says:

    We “tie the knot” the day we get married but I never thought about all the other knots that need to be tied to keep that one knot together….Anyone who has done a craft with thread or yarn can easily relate to this.

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