Testimonial: Your writing was like a key that broke the code of our relationship.

Jenni and I were married in 1984 and our relationship was fairly stable for several years. Our daughter was born in 1986 and we settled into married life. The busy-ness and distractions were masking the fact that we were drifting away from each other. Mystery phrases were popping up. “We never spend any time together.” (What? I’m home every night.) “We never talk.” (What are we doing now?) “You don’t care about me.” (???). After 20 years, we had hit the wall. I often prayed for our marriage but I was resigned to fact that I would live in dysfunction for the rest of my life. What I didn’t know was that Jenni was considering leaving me. After talking with my pastor, I decided that our spiritual journey needed a restart. During this time, I heard you on the Focus on the Family radio program. You explained concepts in ways that I’d never heard before. Later, we were in a bookstore and I was able to find your books.Your writing was like a key that broke the code of our relationship. One good thing led to another. We were practicing new ways to demonstrate our love for each other, understanding the way the other felt and better fulfilling the others needs in the relationship. I never would have thought that our 30th year would be better than our first but it has been.

[John Lieurance]