Wedding Day Promises

Today we went to a wedding for a couple from our church. It’s been a long time since we’ve been to a wedding and it was the first wedding that our kids have been to. Having recently celebrated our 15th anniversary, most of our friends have long since been married.

The wedding we went to today was very nice. Everyone could tell how much the bride and groom truly adored each other. And the ceremony itself was very deliberately focused on God being a part of the union and that with Him at the lead, the marriage would be strong.

While sitting in the church, watching the couple exchange vows, a few things came to mind.

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A Testament of Endurance: Celebrating Another Marriage Anniversary

It’s hard to believe…another year of marriage. My wife and I celebrated our 14th marriage anniversary this month. Time has certainly flown by.

We were blessed with a gift card to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, so we were able to have a wonderful anniversary dinner out. My mouth is watering just thinking about it, so I’m going to stop now.

The road to year 14 hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had to endure some hard times and even thoughts of divorce.

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Where Do You Turn First When You Have Marriage Problems?

Everyone encounters a problem or challenge in their marriage at some point. I know we have.

But where do you seek the answers and solutions to those problems? And more importantly, where do you turn first for guidance?

Do you talk to your friends or co-workers about how bad it is? Do you ask your parents for advice? Do you seek out a counselor?

During marriage troubles, we always want someone to give us the one “silver bullet” that will turn everything around or change our spouse so they “act right”.

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Happy New Year!

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year.

This past year was a weird one for my family. Not only did I get laid off from my job early in the year, but everything in my house seemed to hit a simultaneous expiration date for working properly. My wife is washing dishes by hand as I type because our dishwasher conked out right after Thanksgiving. It’s not that big of a deal, except that it’s just part of a long list of things breaking throughout the year.

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