|Insight: A Marriage Transformed||
|By sblankenship | 1 Jul 2009|
I just want to tell you a story that happened at our Insight group. A church that we planted, wanted to start Living Free; they had taken people through the facilitators training, and they asked me to lead their first Insight Group. I felt that I did not have time, but I so wanted them to start the Living Free material that I said okay.
We started the Insight group in which we had several couples. One couple continued to show up late, so I asked them to arrive on time without their "game" on. The husband, who is actually a former crack addict, said to me, "I'm sorry. I don't mean to disrespect you, but we've got to be in this course." They were allowed to continue the course even though they missed some of the first crucial weeks on trust. We were on about week six, and at the meeting I could tell the wife was a nervous wreck. I thought she was upset about the meeting running long.
The next day, she called me and said, "This course is killing me. I need to meet you." I immediately agreed, and I made it clear that whatever was going on I wanted to be there. As I got in the car with her I prayed, "Holy Spirit, show me what is going on. If she can't put words to it, show me." I knew that she had been in inappropriate and unhealthy relationships before she had met her husband and they had lived together before they were married.
After I prayed in the car with her, she just started crying. She said, "I'm going to kill myself. I've done something that is so unforgivable." I said, "You can not kill yourself, tell me what is going on." She kept beating around the bush, until finally I said, "You've called someone and you are having an inappropriate relationship, aren't you?" She started bawling and said, "I am. All the questions in the Insight Group are bringing this out."
Thinking back to our Insight group, when someone was talking about Solitaire on the computer controlling them, she responded, "Solitaire is nothing! That's not destroying your life!"
I told her in the car, "You have to end that relationship right now. Right now." So she called and ended the relationship.
I began to watch over the next few weeks at Insight group and could see God healing her. Now, her husband and she are so submitted to God that they will do whatever it takes to keep their marriage, family, and home a Christ-centered home. The Insight group had been a huge turning point for their lives.
In spite of a busy schedule I was so thankful that I was able to help and see lives changed.
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