I need prayer for my husband and I...We have been married 18 years.
Yesterday, I felt God telling me I needed to confess a sin to my husband and seek forgiveness. I believe this confession has been coming for some time, and God has just been laying the foundation of support to do so. 14 years ago, I had done a 6-day-long-distance bike ride with a team of riders...during that ride, there was a younger guy who gave me attention and I liked it...I flirted with him, and after we returned from the ride, over the next month or so, we had lunch 2x at a restaurant. I know God ended it and prevented something more from happening, and I am thankful for that. Although my husband knew about the lunches at the time, he didn't know that I had feelings for this guy.
A few years later, our son was born, and I had forgotten about these incidents, but God gave me the same name of this guy for our son's name! I didn't make the connection at the time, I just liked the name, and was thankful to name our son that name.
So back to yesterday, my husband was unprepared for my confession, and is distraught about the name, too, (although I know God has used it as a reminder of His grace)...all of this happened prior to becoming a Christian...and since then I have asked God's forgiveness...it is much harded for my husband to forgive at this point...I love him and wish to strengthen our marriage...I pray for God's will...Thank you