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. Having a strong and happy marriage doesn’t just happen – it takes work!
Here’s a recap of my #MondayMarriageMatters posts from November!
Last weekend, a co-worker of Paul’s told him that we were the “perfect couple.” I imagine she drew her conclusion from the fact that I stop by to see Paul at work and that Paul speaks positively of me to his co-workers. Anyone who is married can probably agree – we don’t always feel like the perfect couple! Sometimes marriage is uncomfortable, unpleasant and even lonely.
What makes us the perfect couple? For me, it’s two dates: January 14, 1988 and December 17, 2010. The first is the day I accepted Jesus as my Savior. From that day on, my life changed. The second is the day we were married – where we made a solemn vow to be faithful to each other until death. I have everything I need to be the perfect wife for my husband, because I am in Christ. His power in my life makes it possible for me to fulfill those vows I made on December 17, 2010.
“Marriage is the creation of God and a gift from God. He can help your marriage grow and mature as He so designed if you will submit to Him each day. Furthermore, a marriage does not run on auto-pilot. You must make more deposits into your marriage than withdrawals.” (Read the rest of this post here – it’s great!)
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 175 posts under the #MondayMarriageMatters hashtag – head over there for some great marriage encouragement!
Take a moment this week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!