Over two years ago I would have described my life as characterized by isolation, dominated by the grip of addiction and as being largely disconnected in my relationships with my wife and kids. Frankly, at the time, I would have said that I did not have a single truly transparent and honest relationship in my life. I was asked to attend the True Pursuit Weekend where I experienced a remarkable movement of God’s Spirit in my heart.
A story from Dan.
In the spring of 2015 my friend Matt and I were walking through Killing Lions by John and Sam Eldridge. He was seeing that I was resonating with a lot of the message of the book and suggested that I look into this weekend retreat that his friend Pete puts on every spring. He also said that if I volunteered to serve food and do some dishes that I could go for free.
The perspective of a TP Weekend attendee’s wife
Before the True Pursuit weekend, my husband and I had what you would call a good marriage. We loved each other and worked well as a team but we both knew something was missing. He struggled to lead and I felt pressure to be everything to him and our kids. Neither one of us had any kind of guidance in our lives.
Aaron describes the impact that the True Pursuit weekend has had on his life.
God has placed on my heart a sense of gratitude for you. Pete and Matt, and I am sure others too, know my journey from where I was to where I am now with regaining heart, and place in the Kingdom of God.
God brought me to a place where I could realize my deep need for Him and how that conflicts with my deep desire to be in control. He met me and told me I didn’t have to do it alone, which is one of the worst agreements I have made.
John has attended almost every True Pursuit Weekend and gives his perspective on how that has shaped him year to year. He also tells how his story has impacted his son’s journey as well.
Adam describes the journey that God has had him on and how the True Pursuit weekend has been a big part of that. He has experienced freedom through understanding his story and his part in the larger story.