I guess you could say that I’ve been a Wife For Life since before my husband and I were engaged, and I can’t imagine our marriage without it! A very dear friend of mine introduced me to “Wife For Life” and Wife for Life University while I was dating my now-husband. As a child of divorced parents, I had more than the usual fears and concerns about marriage and relationships. I’d tried reading so many other books on marriage, but they always felt so inauthentic, or they required me contorting myself into something so different from the individual that I am. Right from the start, I knew that “Wife For Life” was different – all that it presented just seemed to make sense, and felt so NATURAL as I began to follow the practices.
People had always told me the first year of marriage is the hardest, and as I look back, sure, it had its challenges, but it was a WONDERFUL year, too! And I credit Wife for Life University (W4LU) with our beautiful first 13 months of marriage. I went through my first semester of Wife for Life University 4 months after we were married, and it was such a marriage saver – it reduced any major struggles (and the usual newlywed squabbles) into manageable opportunities for us to grow closer and stronger together. After seeing the amazing changes in my marriage after one time through W4LU, I knew that one time wasn’t enough for me!
Having the class as a place to ask questions, make connections, and receive Ramona’s personal mentoring has helped me to not only grow into the best wife I can be, but to become my best SELF. Being a part of W4LU has led to greater partnership, patience and intimacy in our marriage. Where there was fear and insecurity before in our relationship now there is strength and confidence. Through W4LU, I’ve gained a better understanding (and appreciation) of my husband as a man, and of the differences between us that ultimately make us so perfect together.