One day (on a blind date) a Navy sailor & an American Airlines flight attendant had lunch in Acapulco, Mexico. Love happened quickly & they married at a courthouse in California 3 months later. There was no wedding or honeymoon-just gold bands. The sailor shipped out 3 weeks later. Fast forward 25 years-and 3 kids later-those same kids threw a wedding ceremony for them. It was dreamy-she had her white dress & flowers. He got to wear a new suit & have good cake. Last week, this power couple celebrated 50 years together with a gorgeous big party! There were many friends sharing stories, well wishes, & a certain constant refrain was spoken. “If they were more people like them, the world would be a better place.” Their oldest child, a girl, had watched them for decades. Their example of marriage was not lost on her. Here was how it was done! Their sacrifices for others have been extreme, their faithfulness to each other has demonstrated real character, & their lifestyle of laughter has created a web of joy around their family. That oldest child has her own family now. Many times, she tries to implement what they taught her. But, the day of the party, she thought of nothing taught, only the teachers. She sat, gave thanks & let tears of gratitude fall. #50weddinganniversary #momdad #example #love #usnavy#americanairlines #longpostworthit @pastorbriangfisher @tristief @benbfisher20
The most important relationship you will ever have is with GOD. The second most important relationship is with your SPOUSE. We all have a habit of digging deep into the Word, joining Christian groups, and offering help in the name of Jesus. God always wants to move in our hearts and out into our relationships-especially marriage.
- Realize no marriage is perfect! This should encourage you-because we are humans with a sin nature and selfish tendency. If your marriage was perfect, you couldn’t see God change you or the situation. God loves to be needed.
- Realize we all want to grow in this area! Whether we can verbalize it or not, we all want a thriving marriage built on the constancy of Christ. He has designed His people to want to grow in all areas of life. God will show you where you need to grow-if you ask Him to reveal Himself through His Word and the counsel of godly friends.
- Realize encouragement is KEY! Begin now to “speak” the language of encouragement in your marriage. Come in deep humility and ask God to help you train your tongue now to speak words of life and not death to your spouse. Practice being kind-it’s just not natural. Start now: are there 3 things your spouse has done this week that you appreciated? Tell him or her verbally , in a note, or even in a text. Get ready! THIS will change your marriage relationship!