Rick and Tiffany found themselves without hope for their marriage. Things continued to spiral downward. Tiffany felt there was one last chance for them to save their marriage.
Rick: I was playing basketball when my friend introduced me to Tiffany. I felt a connection to her right away that grew over time.
Tiffany: It was very rocky the first two years. We had a lot of trust issues. When he came home, I felt relief at first, but then the questions and accusations would start on my part because I didn’t trust him.
Rick: Things continued to spiral downward. We were unhappy with each other. We criticized each other about everything.
Tiffany: I felt like I was going crazy. I felt like there was no point to being pregnant with his child. I thought for sure I was going to be a single mom. Then, I heard about the Oxygen seminar and I told Rick this is our last chance to try and fix things.
Rick: During the seminar, Michael Johnson, our facilitator, instructed us to take five minutes to gaze into each other’s eyes without saying a single word. It was very humbling. It brought a lot of stuff home.
Tiffany: There was a lot of pain at first. But, things happened during the seminar that completely changed us… that completely changed everything. I started getting a lot of hope and feeling love from Rick. I felt wanted by him for the first time ever.
Rick: I’ve personally taken a lot more of a leadership role when before I was more passive. Now I’m engaged in church, and I’m part of a men’s group. I put my family’s needs and wants before my own.
Tiffany: I feel dramatically different. I feel like there’s hope now. And with Stronger Families, we have resources. We have someone we can call on. I think the support is the number one thing we have needed. I have faith that things will continue getting better.