In honor of Jim and me celebrating our 31st anniversary, I am giving away a free copy of Awaken Love: The Truth About Sex that will Transform Your Marriage. To enter the drawing, comment below about a favorite anniversary memory and I will draw a name on Oct 8th.
My husband has always been so sweet about our anniversary. Just this morning he left a beautiful bouquet and a homemade card for me. And I am sure that we will have amazing sex tonight. But our anniversary often leads me to remember just how much my feelings about sex have changed over the years.
With 4 daughters and our extended family living across the country, we rarely got away for an overnight to celebrate our anniversary. Usually we ate a nice dinner with the kids, exchanged cards and I tried to get myself excited for sex that night.
I remember one year in particular when my parents were in town to watch the kids. Jim was so excited to reserve a room in a nice Bed and Breakfast. All I could think was that he would expect sex. I felt resentful and bitter because I thought I needed to give something in return.
Really, it’s sad. I don’t think Jim had any idea that I felt that way because I never talked to him. Bitter and resentful I thought “You think you are doing all of this for me, but really you just want sex.” Which of course was a lie.
I feel bad that I didn’t have the courage to talk to him. But more than that, I feel bad that I did not understand the truth about sex. How might life have been different if I started out marriage by taking an Awaken Love class?
Engaged Edition Coming Soon!
That’s one of the reasons that this year, Jim and I sat down and recorded a 40-minute video called Awaken Love Engaged Edition. Packed with God’s truth, discussion questions, and tips to understand each other, couples can use the videos on their own, or pastors can supplement premarital counseling. The Engaged Video will be available this month as we update the website to prepare for husband’s video coming next Spring.
My Favorite Anniversary Memory
So what is my favorite Anniversary memory? Hands down – having sex on a moving train. But this year we go on a river cruise… so who knows what will happen. Don’t forget to comment about your favorite anniversary memory to enter the Book give away drawing.