Who Do We Think We Are?
I’m sure some of you are asking “Who are you to dish out marital advice??” (double question marks added for dramatization purposes) So we thought we would answer that question.
We are not formally educated in any field related to marriage or relationships. We are not psychologists or marriage counselors. And we are not in full-time ministry.
We are a man (Jason) and woman (Erin) that made the decision to marry almost 19years ago. Most of our 19 years was peaceful (as discussed in “Fighting Fair“) but almost five years ago, we hit a significant wall in our marriage. That is, our marriage, our peace, our superficial happiness came to a screeching halt. The specifics aren’t important here but our lives were turned upside down as were the lives of our children, our extended family and our friends.
We quickly went from 98% peace to 150% war zone.
Our house became a pretty scary place. We were both volatile and it took very little for us to erupt in anger towards one another. We spent months in a constant state of fear and even (at times) hatred towards one another. Thankfully, we serve a big God (yes, we are both believers and followers of Jesus) and He put some great people in our lives. Specifically, He, through his sovereignty, led us to some great marriage and individual therapists. It was through that therapy, prayer and a little hookah that we have learned some incredible lessons about marriage, relationships and how to get long with one another God’s way. We have spent nearly three years in marriage and individual counseling and therapy which included something called a Marriage Intensive at Winshape which is a marriage program directed by Chic-Fil-A. We will cover that in more detail in a future blog.
So, who are we? We are a married couple that spent more than a decade doing marriage poorly. The purpose of this website and our blogs is to simply share some of the things we have learned through therapy. We hope that TheHookahAffair.com becomes a great resource for you and your spouse to navigate though this incredibly complicated thing called marriage. We pray that our blogs will reveal our hearts desire for a Godly and thriving marriage. We want to spark honest conversation between spouses. We hope that you leave here understanding that you are not alone as you fight for a successful marriage. We care a great deal about your marriage but more importantly, God, the creator of our universe is crazy about you and your spouse and he desires that your marriages become awesome. We pray that people will look at you and your spouse and want what you have! Marriage is a lot of hard work but the good far outweighs the bad, so it’s worth it!
Fight for your marriage! Don’t give up!
We love you!
Jason and Erin Champion