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Supporting My Hubby’s Adventurous Side @ Today’s Christian Woman

by KimHarms 0 Comments

My latest article published at Today’s Christian Woman today. Below you will find the first few paragraphs and a link to the rest of the story.

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BACKING HIS WILD SIDE

Our living room floor was littered with backpacking gear. As my husband, Corey, calculated each ounce of weight he was adding to his pack, I calculated ways to keep him from leaving.

Who was this guy I married anyway? This man who can’t go a year without either climbing a fourteener in Colorado or canoeing some Buffalo River rapids. This husband who would choose to abandon me for trips that I felt were a waste of time and money.

Each time he planned a new adventure, I grew a little more distant. And a little more cunning. In my mind while he was gone, I would run a hundred scenarios in which I had the opportunity to make him feel inadequate and guilt-ridden.

By the time he arrived home from whatever mountain or river or trail he was exploring, physically exhausted, but spiritually exhilarated, I was a loaded weapon—poised to shoot my ugly words and cold attitude at all the good things this trip gave him.

His “man-trips” brought out the “mean girl” in me. . .

To read the rest head on over to this Today’s Christian Woman link.

Backing His Wild Side

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  1. ReplyJanice Bertilson
    This was an excellent article! Thanks for sharing!

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