On April 12, 1997, I walked down the isle shedding tears of joy as I approached the man God sent just for me. I had envisioned our future, the relationship I would develop with my “bonus” son, the children we would have together, and the “happily ever after” that awaited us. In stark contrast, by our first anniversary I had thrown my wedding rings across the room at my husband, wanted to send my “bonus” back to his mother, and asked myself the now famous question, “Why did I get married?”
The most hurtful part of that time was that I felt like I could not talk to anyone about how I was feeling. I didn’t want my friends and family to look at my husband differently and I didn’t want to advertise that we were struggling to stay together, so I kept everything inside and tried to pretend that all was well.
After years of roller coaster emotions, I reached a point when I knew I had to do something differently. I invited a few other wives to meet periodically and I was immediately amazed! I discovered that I was not the only one that occasionally struggled and felt hopeless. I found that there was so much to be learned from the stories of my sisters. I appreciated the accountability of having to “report” my progress to them and how they lovingly kept me on task. I soon found myself feeling stronger, more hopeful, and seeing my husband and my marriage through different eyes. It was then I knew I had to share the gift of Sister Circles with other wives.
Whether we are ready to throw in the towel, patiently (or impatiently) awaiting change, or perfectly pleased with the current season of our marriages, Sister Circles can encourage and empower us to grow as women, challenge us to approach our marriages from different perspectives, and spark an unrelenting determination to take our marriages to the next level!
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