My husband and I were at the end of our marriage. The grinds of a blended family laid heavy on our relationship. We had tried counseling and various other means of communication and reconciliation. Out of the blue he told me he signed us up for an intense four day retreat. I told him he was out of his mind and there was no way I was going to spend 4 grueling days of reliving the past 10 years of our marriage. After a long discussion with Margaret and discovering this woman was not going to let me get out of it, I figured, “what the heck, maybe this can help me with my future relationships”. At this point, there was no way that I believed that this could work for my husband and I.
Shortly after we begin, I realized a lot of amazing revelations about myself. Why I responded the way I did, not just with my husband but in all circumstances. After a few days I started to have a whole new compassion for my husband and began to realize the reason why he acted the way he did. There was a lot of brokenness from his past that he did not deal with properly and try to hide from me. He tried to be the husband he thought I wanted him to be but I just wanted him to be real and authentic. He believed that wasn’t enough, but it was! The last few days where amazing and I couldn’t wait to get there! I couldn’t believe that we were actually connecting once more and I realized I learned to forgive for past hurts and I fell in love all over again. This was five years ago and our relationship has never been better. I am forever grateful he made that phone call and invested in our lives and the lives of our four beautiful children.
Randy and Teresa Adams June 10, 2015