#35 – Podcast Parents – The Shufords

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This week’s podcast comes to you from Texas. After a wonderful interview with Stephen’s parents last week, we had a great time interviewing Deanna and Preston Shuford (aka Bret’s Mom and Dad)! We’re really glad we did these two interviews back-to-back. Although their love stories were unfolding at roughly the same time, their experiences in dating, engagement, and marriage couldn’t be more different.

The first time Deanna ever saw her future husband was when a friend literally stopped her in her bike tracks and said “You have got to meet this guy. He’s just darling!” Two weeks later, they moved in with each other. You read that right: two weeks! Soon after, they were engaged and married in a massive thunderstorm- with a clap of thunder right at “I Do”. An ominous sign for the long and joyful relationship that still continues to this day. In a four-year span, they moved six times and had four kids! And through all that, they learned that you can do more than you think you can, and that you’re stronger than you think you are. Great advice even in 2020, right?

This Week’s SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE comes from an anonymous listener:

I’ve been going on long trips with a friend. He’s just a friend- and we like it that way. I don’t want to ruin our friendship, but I find myself fantasizing about us being more. I really love him, but I’m not sure how find out how he feels about me without destroying the good thing we have going. I’m so afraid I’m never going to find a real partner since my divorce, but I have so much fun with him. How do I find out how he feels without ruining our friendship?

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Deanna and Preston hardly knew anything about each other when they moved in together. Preston even said “You’ve never asked me what I do for a living. Don’t you want to know?” At what point in your relationships- past or present- did you decide to move in together? What were the biggest surprises you discovered after you were both under the same roof? Drop us a line. We’d love to know!

 

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