Scott and Holly Ladner have been married for 14 years and live in Holly Springs, NC with their daughter Kate. Their marriage started off very rocky almost from the return of their honeymoon and continued that way for many years. It was by the hand of God moving in their hearts that brought them back to a place of reconciliation, redemption, and forgiveness. They give the Lord all the praise for saving and rebuilding their marriage.
The Ladners came from very different backgrounds. Holly’s parents have been married for 50+ years and are strong pillars of faith and family values. Scott’s parents are faithful believers, but divorced while Scott was at a young age. They both unknowingly brought completely different experiences, values, hurts, and expectations into the marriage. “As we arrived home from our honeymoon, we found out real quick how different our beliefs, expectations, worries, and hurts were.”
As their marriage began to deteriorate, the Lord placed a call on Scott’s heart. “It was at this lowest point in my life, when I finally accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.” And a long slow process of rebuilding their marriage began. Scott & Holly were starting over as the Lord worked on each of them from the inside out. “We had no idea how to be a husband or wife, how to help each other, forgive, encourage or even walk with the Lord. As we slowly learned more and more, the Lord began to show us what a Godly marriage looks like, and gave us the tools to begin our journey together.”