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Episode Summary:

Join me with Jill Savage of “No More Perfect Marriages” as we discuss her story of marital infidelity. God has since healed her marriage so that she and her husband, Mark, now have a beautiful sacred scar and are able to minister to other married couples in despair. Jill’s story is a testimony to how God can turn our deepest pain into fertile ground for growth, revealing that nothing is impossible with Him. This episode provides both practical wisdom and spiritual encouragement for anyone facing marital struggles.


Quotables from the episode:

  • The normal trials of life is the stuff that ultimately leaves us with sacred scars.
  • Painful trials are part of our normal experience this side of heaven.
  • Our marriage experienced a slow-fade while we both had huge responsibilities outside the home.
  • The downward spiral started with an emotional affair and then resulted in a physical affair.
  • The enemy took a direct hit to our greatest area of ministry.
  • I began a one year process of standing for my marriage.
  • “Standing for Your Marriage” is when one spouse believes and contends for the marriage while the other spouse checks out.
  • The most painful thing I have ever experienced was my husband’s betrayal.
  • I had a ministry based on authenticity and I determined to be open and honest about my pain.
  • I didn’t cause my husband’s infidelity, but I did contribute to the dysfunction in my marriage.
  • It’s important that we build a supportive community outside of times of tragedy because when we’re in a crisis, we don’t have the energy to do that.
  • We can use our hard times as fertilizer for growth!
  • As I began to change, my husband started seeing that as his own personal seeds of growth.
  • God can turn our pain into his purposes.
  • God forgives us the first time we ask—when are we going to forgive ourselves?
  • Nothing is impossible with God.
  • The God of the universe wants to do his best work in the cracks of your life.
  • It takes two to build a marriage, but it takes one to divorce.
  • It takes two to restore a marriage, but it takes One to restore a life.


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Jill Savage, authorJill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about relationships.
She has been called one of today’s most exciting female speakers. Her honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn.

Jill is the host of the No More Perfect Podcast and the author of fourteen books including Empty Nest, Full Life, Real Moms … Real Jesus, the best-selling No More Perfect Moms, No More Perfect Kids, Better Together, and No More Perfect Marriages. Jill and her husband, Mark, live in Illinois and have five children and eight grandchildren. You can find Jill online at



Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


Discover how Jill Savage overcame the pain of infidelity to transform her marriage into a beacon of hope for others facing relationship struggles. Learn from her powerful journey of faith and forgiveness in our latest podcast episode. Witness how every scar tells a story of healing and restoration. Listen now to uncover the beauty in your sacred scars.