Last Sunday afternoon I sat on the bed with my husband in our master bedroom, my eyes filled with tears of disappointment and desperation.
It had been a long, long week with one of our kids, and despite my best attempts to respond in love to this child’s harsh words (which sprang from his out-of-control tween hormones), I’d dealt with way too many outbursts and disrespectful words to feel anywhere close to sane.
I was exhausted from the marathon of helping this child transition well through this phase, and downright depressed at the thought of knowing that my husband was about to get on a plane the next morning (leaving me to face this trial alone).
With the door locked and the kids distracted in another room, I bared my heart about this issue to my husband. He listened, we prayed, and we talked some more.
When the door to our bedroom finally re-opened, life wasn’t perfect: He still was leaving in the morning and my son was, in fact, picking a fight with his sibling in the other room (good times).
But our time alone together in our master bedroom reaffirmed our stance on this matter and reminded me of some of the things I’m most grateful for in our marriage: a choice to listen to each other during the hard moments; a willingness to seek wise counsel on these tough issues; and an ongoing promise to pray for each other.
As I stepped out of the room, I walked back into the chaos a little bit stronger. My confidence had returned and I was reminded that our family was strong enough to weather this.
It also made me glad that my husband and I had a sanctuary—an imperfect but rest-filled place just for us—in which to retreat during these difficult moments.
What a Master Bedroom Sanctuary Is (and Isn’t)
Do you have a place like this for you and your husband?
A place to talk about the tough issues? Somewhere where you can close the door and be real with each other?
Creating a restful master bedroom retreat isn’t about spending thousands of dollars on creating a designer’s showcase.
Instead, it’s about asking a few critical questions and including a handful of essential elements in your master bedroom space.
You too can have a wonderful refuge for you and your spouse to enjoy, and I want to show you how!
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