About Cord of 6
Cord of 6 exists to help families grow closer to God and each other. Every day our families are faced with conflicts that threaten to unravel the family cord. Marriages are struggling to survive. Parents are stressed and overwhelmed. People are hurting.
When we look to God for strength, He gives us comfort and peace in our trials. As we grow closer to God we also grow closer to each other. He teaches us how to trust Him and love others the way He loves us.
I’m Valerie, a busy Christian mother of four energetic children ages 13, 10, 8 and 6. I’ve been married to my husband Tim for 20 years. We are a family of 6 that loves deeply and strives to stick together. We are frayed but forgiven, and held together by our Savior.
I pray as you visit here you will find hope and comfort in whatever trial you are facing.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17
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