To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Wounded in Afghanistan, Marine Sergeant Finds Healing through Wife's Spirit-Filled Words

Marti Pieper : Nov 15, 2019  Charisma News

"...I wake up with a miracle and go to sleep with a miracle every day. Your daughters are not orphans, and I'm not a widow. And if Jesus is the center of our lives, we're gonna make it through." -Rosemarie to Carlos Evans

[] "I heard an explosion, and the explosion that I heard was that I stepped on an IED, an improvised explosive device. When I stepped on it ... I didn't know what happened at all. I knew that there was an explosion. And when I saw my Marines, and my corpsmen, my medic all surrounding me, and they're trying to keep me alert. That's when I noticed, 'Oh, something happened to me.'" (Carlos and Rosemarie Evans /Facebook-C.R. Evans /via Charisma News)

On that Afghanistan battlefield, former Marine Sergeant Carlos Evans says on the "Hope for Your Marriage" series on Charisma News, he lost both of his legs above his knee, as well as part of his left arm. At that moment, he says, "I was dying."

But his real wounds went much deeper. Airlifted out of the war zone, Evans received months of care in a military hospital in Washington, DC. In the process, he became addicted to painkillers and, as he looked at his future, he says, "I was suicidal."

As they share in their book, "Standing Together", Carlos' wife, Rosemarie, a registered nurse, became a key part of his recovery—but not only because of her medical training. After the couple returned to their home and their two young daughters, Carlos' attitude didn't improve. One day, things reached a crisis point.

"That day, I was ready to give up. I go to Rosemarie, and I tell her, 'You continue with your life, and I'll continue with mine,' because I just didn't think it was fair.

"And Rosemarie looks at me. She gets on her knees, and she stares at me, right in my eyes. And she says, 'I love you for the man you were yesterday. I love you for the man you are today, and I love you for the man you're going to be tomorrow.'

"And I kept telling her, 'You can't love me. Look at all my wounds.'

"And she told me, 'That's the difference between you and me. I don't see your wounds. I only see your scars.'"

After Carlos asked what she meant, Rosemarie explained, "Well, when a patient goes inside a hospital room with an open wound, he sees the doctor. The doctor cleans the wound, stitches the wound. And as time goes by, it heals, and it becomes a scar. When I see you, I only see the scars, because I know Who healed your wounds. And that is Jesus.

"I wake up with a miracle and go to sleep with a miracle every day," Rosemarie told her husband. "Your daughters are not orphans, and I'm not a widow. And if Jesus is the center of our lives, we're gonna make it through." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

For more of the Evanses' inspiring story, listen to this podcast.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Wow! Report Shows the Paycheck Protection Program Saved over 665,000 Ministry Jobs

Pro-life Pregnancy Center Opens Across from Texas Planned Parenthood

Trump Admin Begins Process to Formally Withdraw US from World Health Organization over Apparent Complicity with China's Cover-up of COVID-19

Black Peace Activists Fight Minneapolis City Council Plan to Dismantle Police: 'Utopia' Is Not Possible

Patricia King: 'Build A Firewall of Prayer! Critical Days Require Critical Measures'

Watch This Heart-Stopping Footage: Former Football Player, Marine Catches Toddler Thrown from Burning Building

Texas: Hero Officer Runs into Burning Mobile Home Saving 8-Year-old Boy and 75-Year Old Woman

Supreme Court Rules Government Can't Tell Religious Schools Who to Hire and Fire

Supreme Court: Congress Can't Get Trump's Tax Records, for Now, but NY DA Can

Intercessors For America: Evidence of How God is Working in the Midst of Troubled Times Within This Party's Platform

Top Dems Push So-Called 'Equality Act' That Guts Religious Freedom, Treats Biblical Beliefs Like 'Racist Bigotry'

Kanye West: Planned Parenthood Is a Tool of 'White Supremacists'

Tyler Perry to Pay for Funeral of Girl, 8, Who Was Fatally Shot Near Scene of Rayshard Brooks' Death

'Proof that God Works in Mysterious Ways': Alabama Church Gives Perfect Response after Thief Steals American Flags, Then Returns Them

Victory for Little Sisters of the Poor: Supreme Court Says Employers Can't Be Forced to Violate Their Pro-Life Religious Beliefs

'You're Banned. You Can't Sing at Church': Christians Push Back at 'Tyrannical' Dictate from CA Governor

Blatant Bias: Oregon School Districts Saying White People Should Vote Democrat to be Less Racist, May Have Broken the Law

Tony Dungy: 'If You Visited Some Other Countries' You'd Be Thankful to 'Live in America'

2020 Candidate Kanye West: 'To Say Blacks Must Vote Democrat is a Form of Racism'

Prayer Alert: 12 Christians Arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guard in 3 Cities: Report

Search the Articles Archives

Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year

BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner

Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.

Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.