Since graduating from Boston University in 1983, Dorothy Greco has worked as a photographer, journalist, pastor, home educator, author, and writer. She feels equally at home speaking in front of hundreds or standing quietly behind her camera. Her writing has been featured in several Christian websites and publications. Making Marriage Beautiful, her first book, was published in January of 2017. She and Christopher have been married for more than 25 years. They have three sons and one amazing daughter-in-law.
IF YOU’VE EVER FELT YOUR DREAM MIGHT SET YOU UP FOR REJECTION, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this episode, Dorothy shares a heart-wrenching conversation with a friend that fueled her passion to become an advocate for racial reconciliation within the body of Christ. She talks about her book, Making Marriage Beautiful, and some aspects of her 26-year marriage that inspired its writing. We wrestle with the challenge of discerning whether our dream is from the Lord or of our own making. And she gets incredibly honest about her battle with chronic pain.
Use the hashtag #DreamerChat57 to share your thoughts on today’s show wherever you like to hang out online. If you need a question to spark the conversation, here’s one for you: What past rejections in your life may still be standing in the way of you taking the next step toward your dream?
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Hey Sister! How to Have a Healthy Sex Life in Marriage – The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast, Episode 49 with Dorothy Greco
Dorothy’s articles on marriage that inspired her book:
Holy Resignation: My husband and I have given up on trying to change each other
When Expectations Collide
Dorothy's Goodreads list
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
~2 Corinthians 5:17-20 (NIV)
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice
of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
~Hebrews 10:10 (NIV)
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
~Psalm 62:1-2 (NIV)
Trouble I've Seen by Drew Hart
I Suffer Not a Woman by the Kroegers
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
Making Marriage Beautiful by Dorothy Greco
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