In just over one month's time, I will walk my daughter, Kate, down the aisle. Twenty years ago, I held her - our first born. I knew that one day I would hold her arm on the walk toward her groom. I am pleased with her choice. Braden's a keeper!
In some ways, Kate and Braden know what's coming. Sharing a home. Cooking meals. Paying bills. Making new young couple friends. Discussing who's doing dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. Sweet times. Passion. New adventures.
In other ways, they have no idea!
Any married couple knows that matrimony is on-the-job training. We learn as we do.
I attended a wedding a few years ago and listened as another pastor officiated. He said many good things. Among them, were these. I'll change the names to protect the innocent or guilty :-) . . .
Easy to hear? No.
Good in a wedding ceremony? That's up for debate.
Marriage is a great thing!
Marriage is not easy.
And it's all worth it.
Too often couples go into marriage with false expectations and never adjust their expectations. Some things will be more difficult than expected. Other things will be wonderful beyond belief. God knew what He was doing (He always does!) when He designed marriage.
If husbands and wives desire to treat God's design well, as they should, we need to rely on two key tools.
The first is a feeling and a decision. The second is really important when the first is tested. We need love and commitment.
I said "I do" nearly 26 years ago. I'm so glad I did.
Kate and Braden will say "I do" very soon. I'm so glad they will.
They are soon to be off on a great adventure. If you are already on such an adventure, let me encourage you to love and commit to your spouse. Remember - it's all worth it!
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