His Marriage Was Falling Apart, Then A Simple Question Would Forever Change His Life

One couple began arguing more and more, as the strain on their marriage grew. He got to the point at which he thought he couldn't take it anymore, and he was ready to tell her that he wanted a divorce. Then the man prayed, and clarity came. He knew what he had to do to fix everything.

Richard Evans is a New York Times bestselling author, but when it came to his marriage he was at a loss for words. He and his long-time wife Keri were growing apart. Their differences seemed to become more pronounced, and Richard's success, which kept him busy and often traveling, didn't really help.

Richard and Keri had a fight on the phone when the author was away on a business trip. "I had reached my limit," he says, and he took a shower contemplating divorce. As he showered, he prayed something of a complaint prayer, telling God he couldn't put up with it anymore. The man broke down and cried.

"In the depths of my despair powerful inspiration came to me. You can’t change her, Rick. You can only change yourself," he explains.

When he saw Keri again, he asked her, "How can I make your day better?"

His wife was taken aback by the question and wondered what the catch was, but she accepted the challenge and told him she would like the kitchen cleaned. So, Richard cleaned the kitchen. He asked again the next day, and he ended up cleaning the garage, despite how difficult his schedule was.

Every day he asked the question, and she told him she didn't need anything. She begged him to stop asking. He persisted, and finally, Keri did have a request: to spend some time together.

The fighting faded, and their relationship began to slowly rebuild. Soon, Keri was asking Richard what she could do for him.

"I’m not saying that what happened to Keri and me will work for everyone. I’m not even claiming that all marriages should be saved," the writer concludes. "But for me, I am incredibly grateful for the inspiration that came to me that day so long ago."

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