When my husband took his new job in Jackson, TN (nearly an hour away from our home), I knew things were going to be different for us. However, I didn’t know if it was going to be a good for our marriage. In fact, I expected the worse.
I wanted to have my man close by, and his old job was a three minute commute. We got to spend so much time together! I always said that we were always on our honeymoon because his job wasn’t that demanding. :)
It was so sad to relinquish that feeling of security.
Since my loving husband had made so many sacrifices for me during the course of our marriage, I had to battle my fear of change so that he could be free to actually pursue his dreams. His last job was a IT job in higher education. There’s security in having a “state” job – excellent benefits, more than enough time off, and a job security that can’t always be found in the private sector. But, all of that came with a price. The pay for someone with his Education and skill set was dramatically lower than in the private sector (think 20k-40k less, or more).
That wasn’t the only issue, this particular work environment didn’t promote growth in my husband. His position was stagnate. My husband was miserable, and it was putting a strain on our marriage.
So, we said goodbye to our “honeymoon” years, and he started his daily commute. But, little did I know our marriage would change for the better.
I don’t get to see him as much as I would like, but when I do see him he is fully focused on me. Now, I have a full writing schedule with my new book. Blissful Wife Ministries has grown leaps and bounds since my husband left his old job! I don’t know where I would be without this community of believers!
God has allowed us the opportunity to grow in our callings, and that was His ultimate plan for my husband’s career change.
My husband really enjoys his new job. It’s a more professional work environment with teamwork and lots of encouragement from his coworkers. The tension that was in our marriage before he left his old job isn’t there anymore, and our marriage is better for it!
Have you ever experienced a career change that impacted your family in a positive way? If so please comment below!
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In His Love,