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 wife and I are working to create family traditions in our family. Things that we do on a regular basis that create memories and a family bond that lasts. Our family tradition growing up was driving to New York every August right before the school year started. We faithfully did that until I was the last child at home, and then it was done occasionally. Yet, after I left home my parents began to do it by themselves annually until the drive got to be too much for them. All of our marriages could benefit from creating traditions.