Yesterday was our 23rd wedding anniversary.
It would be so easy not to reach it! So easy to think I am perfect, not see the faults in myself. Easy to look at the faults in my husband and become irritated.
Even the most perfect person in this world has faults. That is a biblical truth!
I think that is why so many marriages fail. When one becomes selfish it is bad enough, but two people? Well, explosive springs to mind.
Everyone says the honeymoon period doesn't last, and of course that's true. Who can deny it? The Bible condemns fornication, and has instituted marriage as to help prevent this. People think marriage isn't special, but it is a special commitment before God, instituted in Genesis. No man can change that. The trouble is with the new trend of people living together, is that it is so much easier to just move on to someone else when the going gets tough, and it is women who are often taken advantage of. There is not really any real commitment.
It hasn't always been easy, but the Lord has blessed us. We also have ten children. I would love more, but that just hasn't happened.
If I was to give one piece of advice this year it would be; laugh a lot, and laugh at yourself. Laughter is medicine, especially in marriage.