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A Guaranteed Fight with his Wife was Disastrous

Abuse, Anger, Business, Depression, Faith, Gen X, Health, Life Stories, Wrong Path/Party Scene

During the 17th year of working with the family business with his dad and brother, Mark came home one evening and picked a fight with his wife which lead him straight to rock bottom.
Find out how his Mom, who had been praying for Mark, helps lead him to Jesus.


  1. Jennifer Briedis

    Let’s start with AMEN! AMEN!! AMEN!!! It’s is truly amazing how the Lord is always waiting and ever faithful despite our attempts to go it alone. All we have to do is call on HIS name and surrender. Moments in your journey are similar to some of mine. I thank you for sharing so openly and honestly. It is my hope and my prayer that someone will read this testimony, see the changes God has worked in all aspects of your life, and accept Christ into theirs. You, much like your Mom, are a living example for your children and of what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ and know true love and forgiveness. I pray for continued happiness and blessings on your marriage, your family, and all your ventures. Jennifer

  2. Jean Rogers

    “Oh Mark!” Hi… This is Gary’s mom.

    Thank you so much for sharing from your heart the journey of your real life experiences. You have blessed me so much and brought me to tears as I read about your struggles.

    “BUT GOD”…

    It is so amazing how much God loves us… and accepts us just as we are….It’s called Agape Love! (with no strings attached).

    I am also a born again believer who asked Jesus into my heart…many years ago. Actually back in 1974.
    I understand all that you expressed in your testimony for we all have a story to tell.

    Accepting Christ is the best decision we can ever make for letting go of self and yielding to our creator. He gives us His joy, peace , patience and so much more. It’s powerful, it’s supernatural.

    Mark I am so proud of you for making the decision to turn your life over to the Lord and for sharing from your heart.

    All will be blessed who read your powerful testimony. Thank you for your courage and conviction.

    Mark I loved watching you grow up as a good friend of Garys. You were always a great kid…and now a good man.

    Blessings to you, your beautiful wife and special family.

    God is so good and truly works all things together for good”.

    Written with love.
    Mama Jean Rogers

  3. Tonie Davis Britton


    That was powerful. Your honesty and transparency brought back memories of my past. Unlike yourself, I did grow up with a foundation in the church but somehow lost it as I became a young adult. Fortunately, after a series of events, I found my way back to God. That’s the endless beauty of His love.

    I’m so happy for you, your wife and your amazing 4 children. I wish you nothing but continued peace on your spiritual journey.

    Thank you for sharing your story.


  4. Chris Ruhm

    Goldman Family,

    Amen!!! I am thankful to be a part of your life through these transformations. I witnessed these struggles, improvements and ultimate redemption. May life continue to bless you all. Mark, many can learn from your story and advice.

    As we all know, Sharon is a Saint and always had a peace about her. And, she made killer baked butter bagels! She always led by example.


  5. Dave

    I am grateful for you, Mark, and I admire you. Thank you for opening up and being so real. Your story/ journey is powerful and it resonates on multiple levels. Thank you for reminding us that we are not alone. You did a really great job

  6. Ryan

    Mark –
    It takes a boat load of courage on all fronts; leap of faith, part from the family business, move 2K mikes away, adopt two children, and share your story in a very public way. Spring and you are inspiring. Can I get an Amen?

  7. Melissa Rafford

    That’s amazing! So glad he’s happy and saved those children from a 3rd world environment! Very brave post!

  8. Sabrina Protic

    Thank you for sharing your life story that will no doubt impact the lives of all the readers.

    You’re very transparent and sharing your highs and lows, ups and downs. You are also entitled to celebrate your wins. Making a life change is a huge win.

    None of us can change until we first admit that we need to change. You didn’t like the person you have become and you realize you needed help. You went to your moms house and little did you know you were probably being led there. It was the right time for you to realize your problems were bigger than any human solution.

    So many blessings have come your way including unity with your wife and children. Getting back to nature and living a simple life and making an impact on the lives of children and your new job.

    What’s clear from your story is that money is not and never will be the answer to happiness.

  9. Peggy Bodde

    What a beautiful family and beautiful story of redemption. Thank you for everything you shared. I pray God would continue to bless you and your family as you seek Him. I was so blessed by your honesty and encouraged by your advice. May we all embrace who God created us to be and may we live with courage in where He calls us!

  10. Billy Southerland

    Amen ! What a great tribute to The Lords kindness , timing and mercy in our lives. Thank you for sharing and I praise Him for calling you to Himself !! He is so good !! Press on and finish strong brother !!

  11. Duane Barone

    I am proud of any man for changing their patterns and unhealthy relationships! Congratulations for the success. Whether it’s due to God or good therapy / counseling, the results are what matter. Every man has the mission to protect his family from his anger.

  12. Staci Diffendaffer

    Thank you for sharing your inspirational story of how good God is, and how He rescues us from ourselves. Your advice is spot-on and something we all need to remember!

  13. Wendy Wallace

    Sometimes it takes something big to get our attention. I can only imagine your mom’s smile that day. I pray daily for the salvation of several family members. I am so thankful you found Him and claimed Him as Lord in your life. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. Val Smith

    An inspiring and encouraging story Mark.
    Great pictures.
    Thank you for sharing.
    God bless.
    Yes, we can get an AMEN.
    Best wishes Val

  15. Colletta Cook

    I love the things you had to say! They touched my heart! So many of us truly feel that we are the messes that God has made a miracle out of! And I will give you an “Amen!” for all you’ve expressed!!


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