Monday, February 12, 2007
The retreat went so well. I was sitting in the back of the room... watching Randy teach at the Level 3 Marriage Retreat over the weekend... and I felt such a peace knowing that God was using Randy and the other teachers in a powerful way. I was humbled by these truths... by the twelve couples that were willing to make their marriage a priority and set aside the time to focus on the health of their marriage. I was reminded that there is nothing that makes our children feel more secure than knowing their parents love each other and are committed to each other NO MATTER WHAT!
As Randy & I were sharing our story at the retreat, we mentioned that his parents have been married 64 years and my parents 57 years... we both grew up in homes where we had supper together as a family at 5 o'clock sharp... and we both grew up never hearing our parents argue! (not that they didn't in private) Wow, that's pretty amazing... cuz Randy & I can't always say that about our marriage! But we always tried to reassure our kids that we were resolving the conflicts, that we were sorry they had to hear some of our arguments and that we were committed to whatever it takes to work through our differences. And God has been faithful to see us through those hard seasons and I can honestly say, we are now more in love than we ever thought possible!