One of the challenges of marriage is learning to be “naked and unashamed” like it says in Genesis 2. Something about marriage involves letting someone else truly see all of you: the good, the bad, the ugly. That’s what grows intimacy. When we can’t do that, we end up hiding. The fear of being exposed and rejected is too much.
That’s been part of our marriage story. When Joe and I first got married, we started an epic game of hide and seek. Joe wasn’t aware of the many ways marriage would further expose his past wounds and vulnerabilities. No matter how much I looked for him, he felt safer hiding. We both wanted emotional intimacy, but we didn’t know how to get there.
Hosted by Joe and Tara Buchanan with Northwestern Media
WCIC’s brand new podcast, Behind Our Smiles, takes you behind the smiles of Joe and Tara Buchanan as they share how they find joy amidst the challenges they have faced in their marriage. Joe is our Station Manager and he and Tara have been married for 24 years and have four children. If you enjoyed hearing Joe’s story on the first episode of The Unfolding, you’ll love hearing the story that God continued to write in their marriage and family.
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