Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Being real - from the first date through marriage

In this radio interview at Revive Our Hearts, Joni Eareckson Tada*, a quadriplegic, talks about her marriage to her husband Ken, from their first date to the present. She recalls how she was so nervous their first time out at a restaurant that she drank too much water and it filled up her leg bag - so she needed Ken to help her empty it out. Neither wanted to crash into the opposite sex's rest room - so she "watered a bush" outside and emptied the bag there. She recalls how that sense of being real with each other was key and has been key in their marriage.

She also acknowledges the ways she and Ken work out getting their needs met in their marriage. They each have different sources of support and, at times, different friends and outings supplement their lives and help their marriage.

Click above to read the entire interview.

*Joni Eareckson Tada is a world reknown speaker, writer and heads a disability ministry called Joni and Friends.

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