My bride and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary today. :mrgreen: And they said we wouldn’t make it. :cry: No really, a number of folks did say that – a few to us, most behind our backs. :evil: If there was a pool on how long we would last, I’m sure no one bet on 25 years!
In many ways, predicting our demise was a pretty safe bet. We loved each other, but our various injuries made her covered in petrol, and me an open flame. So why are the only flames in our marriage today in the bedroom? First, I blame God. Really – without our faith in Him, and His work in each of us, it would have ended badly.
I also blame my bride. She had too much integrity to stop doing what she knew was right, even when it hurt a great deal. She also had too much integrity to pretend she didn’t know what was right.
Okay I will take some of the blame too.
It was a team effort. Ultimately, either spouse can unilaterally destroy a marriage, but it takes a joint effort to heal and build a marriage. What about God? While I know a very few who don’t follow Jesus who have good marriages, most of those who have truly good marriages are seriously following Him. I guess things like love, sacrifice, and thinking more highly of others are good for a marriage.
My prayer for all of you is that you will put a bit more effort into your marriage, and that your bride will do the same. May your next anniversary be your best yet.