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#13 – Tom Bonds, being on the verge of divorce brought them closer to God.

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” – James 1:12

  1. Weakness – Tom has a lot of trouble forgiving himself
  2. Strength – compassion and encouragement
  3. Dark time – almost divorced – felt hopelessness and despair. He was not living the life of the gospel,
  4. they were in a very social neighborhood. Abusing alcohol and spending time with the wrong people in the wrong places.
  5. He believed he was saved by Gods hand on him and a wife who believed in him.
  6. He had multiple aha moments that he ignored. The tipping point was during a counseling session that he realized that he was making generational decisions.
  7. Married for 25 years and 4 kids
  8. Recommended book – “Mere Christianity” CS Lewis
  9. Favorite charity – CA Showcase – puts together High School Football players with colleges
  10. Church – viewpoint church
  11. Baptized at 14 years of age
  12. Best advice – We are not alone… jesus is always with us.
  13. Family reads the same part of the bible separately but at the same time.

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