Nana Holds from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power...

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power…

EL pen Logo with heartThanks so much for joining me today. Grab your coffee and come on in. Today is a special day for me!

I can’t help but smile because nine years ago today, I entered into the covenant of marriage and began the most insightful journey of my life with my husband. Everything I had been to up to and through that moment led me to him. I can honestly say that I love him in a much deeper way than the day I married him and I truly mean that. But what is even more telling is this truth: Marriage is the silent teacher that brings out the worst or the best in me; it is up to me to decide which one!

Another truth that makes my heart smile is this: Men have wounded me physically and emotionally; yet, He’s used this man to bring deep healing in so many areas of my life! Yes, we are wounded by relationships and we are healed in relationships. Only He has the power to make that possible, because otherwise, we would keep doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result!

Steve made a statement at our final How We Love group, and I’ll paraphrase it for clarity because many of us looked stumped after he said it: marriage teaches me about myself, and if I get to be happy too, then the lessons are successful for happiness comes in the process!

Now, I was going to share about this next couple, but after searching my heart and for the sake of anonymity, I realized I really couldn’t share too much because the details leading up to this comfort circle make it all the more powerful in its explosion of understanding. I will say that he went first and his two feeling words were quite telling. We all watched the process come to life as he shared small pieces of his childhood which collided with his two feelings that haunted him from within, causing chaos in his home.

And as he shared, some of us gasped, sucked in our breath as we learned how his imprint was affecting his wife. I knew in the core of my being that she was afraid of being honest, but her righteous anger wouldn’t let her be anything but.

As the process continued, I looked to Steve and again, because of their honesty and vulnerability, he was crying. Their process was just as powerful to witness and when they stood and held each other, the class again erupted with applause. What we witnessed together, combined with all the learning we had done bound us together in a way that changed us forever. None of us wanted the night or the class to be over. Everyone said they’d be back for the next one in January and each of them had someone to bring!

Join me Thursday for more of Nana Holds and the last of the symptoms of the relationship infection, which will fast-forward us closer to where I am in this precious season of life.



Loving life!

Loving life!


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