The waitress, who said we must have married when we were ten (lol), doesn't know how our secret. She even asked, but other tables called her away to her duties. We chuckled as she flitted here and there, trying to catch bits and pieces of our conversation in this riverside restaurant my husband surprised me with. It's been eighteen years and the secret to our joy is that we've given our lives to Jesus; not just once, but every day.
Terry and I have faced very hard times in our marriage. We've been able to mentor young couples because we understand the angst and confusion that come with life as newlyweds, young parents, entrepreneurs, and humans. We could have thrown in the towel a time or two. But we're not about to because life is not about the next best thing. It's about loving the one God created for you and sticking it out.
Need a second chance because your marriage didn't turn out this way? Your God is a mighty and gracious forgiver. He's a mender of broken hearts and your plan B can be better than you can imagine. For those of you still toughing it out in plan A, be encouraged. It's worth it all when you place Jesus as number one in your marriage. Are you the only one in the relationship putting Jesus there? Continue to persevere, my friend. Your God-honouring lifestyle will draw your partner. May God bless our marriages as we seek Him in all our daily living.