Today, August 1st, is my 35th wedding anniversary. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have the covering of my husband over my life. We’ve been through a lot but it absolutely has been worth it and marriage is worth fighting for and defending.
I can’t imagine my life any other way than by his side. I adore him and respect him. His unconditional love is indescribable and it encourages me daily. He’s taught me to love. His gentle spirit inspires me to do better and to be better.
1 Corinthians 13:4-13, says…
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails.
When I read this scripture, I can’t help but think of my husband. I know that he was a gift from God when I needed it most. Married at age 19, I had no idea what it took to be a wife or mother. Truth be told, I couldn’t even take care of myself much less be responsible for anyone else. But God’s favor (that is available to anyone that calls on it) broke forth and here we stand today.
Marriage Is Worth Defending.
You should know that marriages and the family institution are both worth fighting for and defending. They are considered God’s highest priority for individuals next to our personal salvation. This is why they are both constantly under attack from the enemy.
We must use the Word of God for sorting out right from wrong and as the basis of any and every decision we make. Never lose site of what’s most important in your darkest hour. If it didn’t have “great value” there would be no fight.
May Your Steps Fulfill Their Purpose.