Ernie and Sandra Nunn: In love again

Their love for each other started to die when they were in their mid-twenties. Ernie was training for ministry when a theological debate landed him in hot water.

As tends to happen with church disputes, more people than necessary became involved and soon the anthill became a mountain. Ernie’s enrolment in seminary was revoked. He despaired as anyone would. His despair turned to rage; first with God and with the people who destroyed his plans for the future, and then with Sandra.

Ernie raged for thirty-seven years. Then one night he was awakened by a voice calling his name. After searching the house and finding everyone asleep, he concluded that it was God calling him. As Ernie contemplated the meaning of this, these words from scripture came to his mind – “leave everything you have and come and follow me.” (Luke 18:22)

Ernie said to God, “I don’t have anything to leave.”

God said, “Leave your anger and unforgiveness.”

That night Ernie knelt by his bed and wept. As tears flowed, God cleansed his soul of more than three decades of anger and bitterness. For six months he didn’t tell anyone about this miracle. He kept quiet as God continued to mend his broken heart and transform his emotions.

Part of Ernie’s transformation was that he fell in love with his wife, Sandra,  again. Really in love.  Today, these two speak in churches and at marriage seminars telling how God gave each of them love for the other.

In 2012, Sandra Nunn asked if I’d write her love story. We met together for months and then published,  He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me .

Ernie and Sandra’s story reminds us that the God who created the universe isn’t distant. He is still calling individuals by name, still transforming, healing and showing His love.

Are you in a hopeless situation?

“With God nothing is impossible.” Luke 1:37


About Rose McCormick Brandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:
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4 Responses to Ernie and Sandra Nunn: In love again

  1. vanyieck says:

    That’s a powerful story- an important warning and a testimony of God’s redemption.

  2. Miriam Laari-Alton says:

    Thank you Rose, How good to hear of a true account of a healed marriage in a hopeless situation. Amazing how God works in individual situations & doesn’t give up. Miriam​

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