Seven years ago today, I married my best friend. I know people say stuff like that all the time, but I think that is part of a great marriage. I couldn't imagine my marriage without her being my best friend.
Over the past seven years we have had a series of ups and downs, good times and bad times. I think any strong marriage is going to have these times though. I am pretty certain that without some of the not-so-fun times our relationship wouldn't be as strong as it is. I think that is how God works.
I have learned so much being married the last 7 years. When Christ speaks of the relationship He has with the church as a bride and groom, I can see it now. I have learned how important that relationship has to be. If the relationship between a husband and wife isn't right, nothing else is right, which I think is part of what Christ was talking about. I think He was also giving us a great example of what it looks like to be a husband and lay down everything for the sake of the bride. Again, I believe we are called to do that for our wives as well.
I love my wife and enjoy getting to spend time with her. She helps me to see things I haven't seen before and I know she has been used by God to shape me into the man I am today. I am so thankful for her. I am so thankful I get to be in her life and get to know her.
I know today's post doesn't flow really well, and that is mostly because I have so much I want to say, but just can't figure out how to say it. What I do know is that God put us together. He orchestrated our lives so that we would be a part of each others lives. I believe that about most marriages.
If there is one lesson I would want to share with anyone who is in a marriage that is struggling or someone who is thinking about getting married, it would be this: Bad things are going to happen in your marriage, but God allows them so that He can bring you closer to Himself and it will pass.
I love you Marcey! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Thank you for loving me. You truly are a great example of Christ in my life and I couldn't imagine life without you.