Carolyn McCulley handles church and ministry relations for Sovereign Grace Ministries and is a member of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. This column is adapted from her book,  "Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? Trusting God with a Hope Deferred." (Used by permission of  Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187). Carolyn welcomes your comments at Or visit her website or blog.

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