Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
On June 13th, 1987 I married the girl of my dreams.
My dreams have not always been my reality.
For instance, we didn’t always agree. In fact, she once called me “wishy-washy” because I didn’t 100% agree with her political statement. I responded with a self-defensive snarky-pout, “I’m just open-minded!” We didn’t always agree the, nor do we always agree now.
And yet, my wife Amy continues to be someone I admire. She hungers for God, and hungers and thirsts for righteousness. Amy does so with grace and humility, in fact, if she reads this post she’ll be annoyed that I bragged about her and she’ll hate that she might not live up to someone’s expectations.
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
I screwed up!
Monday I wrote that we have One Love That Is Shared By Two.
Tuesday followed with The Vows We Keep.
Wednesday I celebrated with a Happy 25th Anniversary to US!
Thursday I looked ahead believing that it was The First Day of the 2nd 25 Years.
Friday, I’m aware I screwed up.
I knew it wouldn’t take long.
I’m not perfect, and never claimed to be, but, seriously, it only took one day!?!
Let Me Explain
On our 10th Anniversary we renewed our wedding vows.
In 1997 we renewed our wedding vows — not that we were a mess and needed a restart, but — because ten years into our marriage, we were adults, “grown ups”, who had a better idea what we were doing and we wanted to be positive role models.
During our wedding we repeated vows I don’t recall and hope that we kept. At our 10th we wrote these vows, planning the keep them. And, aside from moments of selfishness, my inclinations to be a workaholic, and an occasional crabby day, we’re still keeping them. These vows help us keep on track toward our goal of a lifelong happy marriage.
Love is invincible facing danger and death.
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.
The fire of love stops at nothing—
it sweeps everything before it.
Flood waters can’t drown love,
torrents of rain can’t put it out. 1
My friends Ashley and Jesse are getting married today!
Their relationship is years in the making.
Their infatuation has faded, but they still look at each other so sweetly.
Their infatuation has faded, but they still want to make one another happy.
How can they build on that kind of love?
How can you build on the love you have?