I FELT SEEN
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. Flying blind would be the best way to describe it! When he went to the weekend I had no high hopes of anything special. I knew very little about the message he would receive or what it was all about. The day it was over I picked him up as I was visiting friends nearby while he attended. We started driving home and instead of telling me all that happened to him, he started asking me questions. Questions about my heart. Asking me about my dreams and desires. He wanted to know how I felt about being a stay at home mom and what I hoped for in the future. I remember staring out the car window wondering what kind of game this might be. Did he really want to know about me? I felt seen for the very first time in my marriage. I was even more surprised by the way the men stayed in touch with each other and checked in to see how they were all doing. Since then he has attended more True Pursuit events as well as Ransomed Heart events and stayed in touch with men who supported his desire to lead and love in a way that brings life to all around him. That weekend was the beginning of my husband chasing his heart, my heart and the hearts of our kids. Each retreat, God opens a new window into his heart to dive into and work on. He comes home with more to offer to us as a family and I see him coming alive in new ways. It has been five years since his first retreat and We don’t just have a good marriage anymore, we have become best friends, confidants and more importantly, passionately pursuing the same wonderful God!!! So thankful for True Pursuit and their ministry!