Last week I shared something on my Facebook page that amazed and inspired me. Something I hope all married couples get to experience. What is this that has me so amazed and inspired? My parents’ 48th wedding anniversary! Their marriage has accomplished what we all desire in marriage, by beating the odds and statistics of failed marriages.
It was a blessing to grow up under a marriage that would eventually last 48+ years. As I thought about it, and was encouraged to share, I began to see some of the things that will help encourage me in my marriage, as well as other couples.
Just like my marriage and yours, my parents’ marriage was not without trials. Over the years they experienced many challenges (besides raising kids like me that didn’t always listen, or do what they were supposed to do). Through it all, there are many things in their marriage to be desired, and many things that younger couples can work toward.
Every one of our marriages has it’s challenges. Just as well, every one of our marriages can stand the test of time, and be enjoyable, fruitful, and worth everything! I encourage you to sit down with your spouse and go over this list. Work on getting these 7 things in your marriage today, so when 48 years comes around you will have something great, that is beneficial to all those who have witnessed it.
Are there any marriages that have inspired you, and your marriage? If so, how have they done so?
This inspired my list of 7 Things I Want in My Marriage That My Parents Had.
My parents live in the same house today, that I grew up in. We moved into that house when I was 6 years old. To my knowledge there was never any threat of us not living in that house together. As a teenager, when I stayed out past my curfew, I knew I could and would go home to my family in that house. When my siblings and I came home on break from college, we all knew where we'd stay. Even today when my wife, and our 3 kids go to our hometown we never get a hotel room, because we know there is a place for us. That stability creates a great foundation.