When I read this dare, I thought that I was aware of my ‘leaving’ issue. I spend a lot of time with my parents and used to talk to my mom every day. Once I started to evaluate where my marriage was, I backed off my relationship from my parents. My mom is really toxic to my marriage. She’s very unhappy in her own marriage and makes constant remarks about that and everyone else’s marriage. She does not stand behind my decision to fight for my marriage.
Even though that was the most obvious answer to this dare, it just didn’t set right. I felt like there was something more that I wasn’t considering. I prayed about it, and realized that the time had come for me to put my first marriage completely behind me. I spent five years with an emotionally and physically abusive man, and never asked for help when I finally left. Although I have forgiven him completely, and I’m so proud of the person that he’s become, I never conquered the person that I became while I was married to him. While making these changes in myself over the past couple of months, some of the old feelings have come back. The times when my husband is now trying to challenge me, I have moments where I go back to the old feelings of being beaten down by my ex husband. I believe there is going to be a pretty emotional counseling session this week!
I know that Christ was there with me every step of the way during my hardest days. There were times when he carried me completely. I’m ready for this now, and I know that He will be there holding my hand. Only the Lord and I know what happened during those years, and He will give me the strength to overcome it.
Maybe introduce your mother to the journey you are taking. Help change her life as well