Marriage

Four years today.

I can’t believe it!

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What a journey it has been.

We have had our share of challenges: working through communication issues, healing from past troubles, and battling hurts both inside and outside of our relationship.

We have seen growth in the way we choose to serve each other, speak to each other, and sacrifice for each other.

We have learned how to became parents to two children together.

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I am glad that The Lord said it is not good for man to be alone and that he allowed me to be this mans helpmate.

He is my best friend. I learn gentleness, patience, and integrity from him. He teaches me how to keep my mouth shut. And at the same time he allows me to be me. To relish in my alone time and to enjoy the things that bring passion to my soul. I am so thankful.

I pray that we would live out this verse which was read at our wedding:

Colossians 3:12-19 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

I am filled with joy at the beauty of marriage. I am not the same person I was four years ago. I can’t wait to see what the next years bring.

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