The Word Among Us

October 2018 Issue

“I Give Him Back to You.”

My husband’s mystery pain became our path to surrender.

By: Theresa Shriver

“I Give Him Back to You.”: My husband’s mystery pain became our path to surrender. by Theresa Shriver

“Congratulations! You’re hired.” The news came as a welcome reprieve for my husband, Tom, and me. His new position in the Buffalo school system would give us a better, more stable income. With five young children, we had struggled to make ends meet, so this was a breakthrough. It also meant that we now had health insurance. And boy, was that God’s perfect timing.

The Mysterious Pain. Not long after he started teaching, Tom began to feel pain in his lower back. It seemed to come out of the blue,...


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