Who can imagine, when you walk down the aisle with the person you love and want to marry and you speak the vow to promise to love him or her “for better or worse” that the worse would happen? The “worse” would involve staying married to that person who completely changes because of a brain injury —who becomes a stranger to you and you to him or her? No one could anticipate this type of strain on your vows. But of course it happens.
We’d like to share three such true stories with you of those who have lived to tell it to those who want to know.
The first is an article that gives the true life testimony of Floyd and Diana Green (as written by David Boehi) and the traumatic struggles and victories they encountered after an automobile struck them as they were riding their bicycles together.
Not only was the accident traumatic itself, it changed who Floyd was after he gained consciousness. His wife had to learn who her husband had become and learn how to love him none-the-less.
This article is featured on the web site for the terrific ministry of Family Life Today. To read what the Green’s learned through their experiences, please click onto the link provided below:
Another article, written by Alix Kates Sulman, gives great insight into how to care for a loved one who suffers a traumatic brain injury. As the article says, “An injury irrevocably altered their marriage —but not their love.”
Please click onto the link provided below to read:
“Krickitt Carpenter didn’t remember the horrible car crash that would forever change her life, or the 18 months of her life before that fateful evening on Thanksgiving in 1993, or her husband Kimmer.”
To learn about their journey of love and commitment, in an article written by Bonne Stefen, please click onto the Christianity Today web site link below to read:
If you have additional tips you can share to help others in this area of marriage, or you want to share requests for prayer and/or ask others for advice, please “Join the Discussion” by adding your comments below.
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