Marriage really does matter. Last year I worked with a couple who hated being together so much that they often slept in different locations (not just different beds, different addresses). This year I have the pleasure of working with a couple who adore each other. It is a pleasure to be around them! They are affectionate, compliment each other and even tease each other about funny things that happen. I’ve never heard the wife say anything negative about her husband – and it inspires me to be the same kind of wife.
Marriage is under attack in America. Instead of boycotting and making a stink about things we don’t like, why not use our energy to make our marriages even stronger? It will benefit your relationship and cause you to be a testimony to a watching world!
Each Monday I post a picture on Instagram with a snapshot of something we do because marriage matters. You can read more about why we do this on my first Marriage Matters post. Here are all the posts from May – we had some fun times this month!
I am so thankful for a husband who leads me in prayer, asks God to use us and then reminds me when God is at work in my life. My words are in green (in case you couldn't tell, I'm the cranky one 😂). We pray together – and it has changed our marriage. #mondaymarriagematters #marriage #faith #pray #praynow
Paul wasn't so sure about spending 6 hours at Mayberry Days, but we ended up having a really fun day together on Saturday! That evening I watched an episode of Star Trek with him, so we were even on "doing things you like and I don't" for the weekend! 😊❤️ #mondaymarriagematters . . . #marriage #Mayberry #theandygriffithshow #compromise #love #weekend #startrek #trekkie #voyager #neverusedthathashtagbefore 😂
Those towels in the bottom right are not folded the way I like them to be folded. That means that my husband put them there, which means he took his free time to help with laundry, fold it and put it away. I have a choice: I can fuss at him for doing it "wrong," or I can give him a kiss and say thanks for the help! It's taken me a few years, but I've learned to say thanks because marriage matters!
Had to call my hubs to rescue me at Aldi – my new debit card refused to work. I thanked him for dropping what he was doing to come pay for the groceries, and he said "I'd drop just about anything if you needed something." ❤️❤️ He's so much sweeter about loving me when I interrupt his life than I am, and I'm thankful for his example of love and servanthood. I made a note to be more patient and helpful the next time he needs something! #mondaymarriagematters #marriage #love #patience #aldi
I hope you’ll join in the #MondayMarriageMatters challenge – of course you don’t have to post it on Instagram unless you choose to do that, but I love seeing what you share! There are over 100 posts under the #MondayMarriageMatters hashtag – head over there for some great marriage advice!
Take a moment this week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!