Communication can be a challenging struggle in any relationship. Being open, honest, and vulnerable is hard work, but that hard work is worth it. The good news is, there’s hope to be found in this area. Sarah and Travis Titterington’s story reminded us of that hope, and we wanted to share it with you.
After committing themselves to walk through the Freedom process, Sarah and Travis experienced a major breakthrough in their marriage, and their family will never look the same. Today, Sarah shares the miracle God performed when He created a safe place for her to communicate with her husband, Travis.
“When we started Freedom, I remember saying to myself, ‘If I already dealt with it, I’m not going to touch it anymore.’ One of those things was that I became a mom at 17-years-old, but both babies ended up passing away, one by miscarriage and the other passed away a year after his birth.
I brought a lot of that baggage with me into my marriage, and I didn’t even realize how much it was affecting my marriage. I felt like I had to keep secrets. I couldn’t talk to my husband about these things. I felt like I had to forget my children that passed away––I didn’t want to do that.
As we were going through Freedom, I noticed how much my husband was growing and how much he was changing. It was incredible. Times where we would have fought or argued, we were able to work things out calmly.
I came to realize that communication with Travis was a safe place now––that it was open.
I felt like God wanted me to share things with him. That it might hurt, but sharing about my past was necessary for us to connect on the level I had always wanted us to.
And so one day, as we were cleaning out our two kid’s closets and getting their clothes all ready for school, I just started talking things out with him. And he just listened. He said that before Freedom, he couldn’t have received it the way he did now––that the group prepared him to receive it.
It was like a big weight was lifted and I knew I didn’t have to keep that wall up anymore.
So many things have changed in the way we talk to each other and how we can communicate as I watched my husband unfold into the man I knew God had created him to be. He has become both stronger and more compassionate. Freedom in his life has affected all of our family; finances, health, fitness, parenting, and our intimacy. We’ve found a vision for our family.
I got to let go of all of those lies that I had told myself for so long. Now I know my husband cherishes me, even with my past. He has been showing me what it’s like to be loved, and through that, he’s shown me how God loves me unconditionally.
Through our Freedom group, we found the spiritual family that we needed. In the Freedom process, I was assured that while the past may be painful, it’s not the present. You don’t have to stay there.
You don’t have to live there anymore.“
No matter what season you may find yourself in right now, know that there is hope. If you need healing in any area of your life, remember that our God restores, confirms, strengthens, and establishes you (1 Peter 5:10, ESV). In that promise, we have hope, and in that freedom, we get to experience all that He has for us.
Just this week, a whole new set of participants are beginning Freedom. We are excited to hear the stories of what God does during their journey. If you would like to find out more information about Freedom, just click here.