In February 2020, Mike decided to bapt alone. Mike wrote, “After four years of fighting my naked, demons, secrets, and lies, I was completely ready to recommit to my life with Chris.” Good fight. “To admit that I need him in my life, that I love him, and finally, for the first time in more than ten years, I know that he loves me without any exception, and that I deserve his love.” Today, spouses also continue to use faith as a tool to stay connected and keep their marriage strong.
MikeAfter having gone through everything that Jana and I have gone through and recommitted to God and a higher power, baptism was only for me. I don’t want any news about it. I didn’t want any attention around him. I need this for my sake. I need to take this action to be accountable to my church, to my community, to myself, and to my family. Hey, that’s just me coming forward and coming to God in a way that I haven’t done in over a decade.
reapWe like to go to our church together. Going to church makes us our center. One day, we were kind of upset about each other and on the second day we sat in the church and held our hands, we realized that they were much older than us and were able to reconnect. We are still comfortable praying out loud. When you bring him into the bedroom and pray for someone to stop us and take these steps, that is a strong bond between us.
Mike: In the past two years, I have really found faith again and now I have an important part of my life. My baptism a year ago was truly a symbol for me to accept a higher power again and that I am not alone.