Once again, it's Monday. I am glad. This past weekend needed to come to an end. It was a long.difficult.weekend. I am glad it's over.
Vern and I attended a "Fireproof" marriage seminar at church this weekend. We watched the movie on Friday night and then Saturday morning was the actual seminar portion. Sunday's message was also about marriage.
I'm such an idiot sometimes with my expectations! I had this silly idea that we were going to go to this thing and it was going to somehow "click" and we were going to come away from it ready to have some sort of meaningful conversation about it and BOTH have this new resolve to make our marriage all that it can be...and frankly to talk about some of the issues we struggle with.
Let's just say it didn't quite go that way. The seminar was great. The teaching was biblical and very well presented.
My knight in somewhat rusty armor and I fought and fussed and made each other miserable for the entire weekend. If I am completely honest with myself, I have to admit that it was mostly my fault that we fought. Oh, don't get me wrong, my knight's response to the teaching was far less than I would have hoped for...but I didn't respond well to his response....so we fought. It was ugly...hurtful things were said by both of us.
But, here we are this morning....still maried...still committed to each other and to making this marriage work....still in love. So I am glad it's Monday.
I bought the "Love Dare" book at the seminar. I am going to begin to read it in the next couple of days and maybe even ACTUALLY do the dare on Vern....and follow through...and see what God can do if I'll be willing to be the one to just put my frustrations aside and do the dare. God just might surprise me.