Friday, October 10, 2008

Five years ago

On a beautiful Autumn day, Chris and I vowed to be husband and wife.
I remember that day as if it were yesterday. The fall colors, the wonderful weather, the happiness that filled me, the future so bright and open before us.
It was a day truly blessed by God. We were surrounded by His love and the love of our family and friends.
Five years have passed and life has given us much joy. We have two beautiful daughters and we finally found a home.
And our love for each other continues to grow, especially with God in our marriage. He is always there and I am so thankful for it. He has given me a wonderful husband, life mate and friend.
It just so happened this week at Moms In Christ, a group that meets at our church, that the topic was on marriage.
A few things I took away from the talk:
Our spouses are not perfect, nor are we.
Avoid the crazy cycle that can easily spin a marriage out of control.
We must fix our eyes on God in marriages. The enemy wants to destroy marriage and will do whatever it takes. But, by fixing our eyes on God, obeying Him and His word, we can save our marriages.
Trust and obey God, even if it doesn’t make sense.
Only God can meet our needs. We must not rely on our spouses to fill our needs.
We must always love our spouses, as if we were loving God, because God first loved us.
Grace is the main ingredient in marriage.
Show respect for your husband.
Things are not going to be perfect in a marriage but that is OK. With God in the picture, He will meet our needs and help our marriages grow and thrive.


Jessica said...

happy Anniversary! Keep your eyes fixed on God for many more years! :-)

Dark_Angel said...

Happy Anniversary Nina! That's a cool picture of the candle and couple statue. May you both be together and happy forever!