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Meet The Woman Behind The Man
An Interview With Eileen Marx
By Sarah Komisky
Eileen Marx is one of the coolest females out there. Author. Film Producer. Executive Vice President of All Things Possible Ministries. Humanitarian. Martial Artist, but also a mom, grandma, and wife to public figure, Victor Marx. Today you get to know the woman behind the man as she catches up with Sarah Komisky of Marked Ministry for our special issue, “Historymakers.” Here is what she had to share on marriage, singleness, making her mark, being an advocate for those experiencing trauma, and much more.
Sarah: I want to talk about relationships. Many during this COVID-19 Quarantine are either growing closer or further apart. How have you both cultivated togetherness in this season in your marriage and what would you say to those who maybe want to pull away from their spouse in this time?
Eileen: Acknowledging (the elephant in the room) that being together 24/7 can be stressful would be a good place to start. Using humor has been a good outlet for both of us. Watching funny movies, looking at old photos, encouraging each other with scripture and talking about what this all means has been good. Also, getting out in fresh air, going on walks at least three times a week has been very healthy for the both of us.
Sarah: With the current pandemic underway, many singles are having extra time to think about their single state, and for some, it’s triggered loneliness. Yet, this could actually be an opportunity to shift the focus for the better. How would you encourage others who are in that place?
Eileen: This time can provide amazing opportunities to get those things done you may have been putting off because you had “no time.” Learn a new language, bake those recipes that are fun and healthy, take an online course to further your career, reach out to someone you know is alone and without loved ones. Take advantage of this downtime today, we won’t always be in this state. It would be sad to look back at the ample time given to us and see it as wasted time.
Sarah: I know you are passionate about calling out females to be all that God has called them to be. What do you want to say to ladies at this time?
Eileen: Women are incredible influencers in all walks of society, eras and cultures. The 21st Century has welcomed women with a rich amount of resources, abilities and platforms. I would encourage women to take a look around their circles of influence and see how to make them better, how can you call those around you to a higher standard? How can you speak life into those who are lost, who have given themselves over to cues of this world? The scripture below describes our world today:
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. (2 Tim 3:1-7).
Our young women today need examples of godliness, purity, self-control and self-worth. I believe we can be relative and encouraging examples by living this out and helping others see their value by investing in them, calling them to a higher value they were created to live in. It starts in the home. Honest questions to ask ourselves as women: What areas am I needing to grow in? What are those close to me learning from me? Am I setting the examples they need to see? Does my speech and behavior tell others that I practice self-control, God fearing and honoring behavior? Are there areas that I am compromising in that no one else knows about? Am I hiding things from my husband, friends, parents that are destructive to my soul?
Sarah: Our magazine issue theme this month is called, “Historymakers.” Both of you are humanitarians and advocates for trauma victims and survivors. Currently, domestic violence and child abuse is something that is sadly an issue we are facing. I know you are currently working with other partners as well to help children who are experiencing child abuse. Share about that.
Eileen: The fact that we have a “month” dedicated to victims of abuse describes the incredibly selfishness and evil that our world has succumbed to, and children are truly the innocent victims of all of this. We believe that Jesus has called us to “reach the least of these.” When we reach out to those who are hurting, those who have suffered at the hand of those who were supposed to love and protect them, to those who are caught in the middle of war-torn battle grounds. We see our ministry as an extension of God’s love. We are able to provide tangible help in their time of need. We also partner with other organizations who provide a variety of help from shelter, education, advocacy, training and resources. We are grateful for these partners who are also sold out to reach the “least of these.”
Sarah: During this quarantine, you both have been doing some awesome things with the “Triggered” watch party, social media live chats, work with All Things Possible and much more. How do you both hope to be “historymakers” for such a time as this?
Eileen: Since before we were married, we had this slogan that has grown throughout our marriage that we put into a jingle – “We are just passing through, all that we do, we do for Christ as that is the only thing that will last.” We try to live this out as faithfully as we can. If we leave behind evidence of us loving others like Jesus, then we succeeded.
To find out more about Eileen and All Things Possible Ministries visit victormarx.com