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Happy 31st Anniversary

31 Mar

Happy Anniversary

We’ve been married 31 years today. We think one of the things that really made a difference for us was making our vows before God in front of our loved ones and friends. Even to this day, when ever we’ve had our difficulties in life and our marriage, (everyone will have them), we would reflect on those few minutes we spent so many years ago at the altar with the minister saying our vows to each other in the presences of God and others, which we were not willing to forsake.

Things we’ve learned along the way: Keep the lines of communication open. Encourage a firm stand for Christ (Romans 12:1-2). Be tender-hearted and forgiving. Love covers over a multitude of sins. Love sincerely, and demonstrate it by words and actions. Ask God for wisdom and guidance (James 1:5) Share in each others joys and sorrows, hold on to each other tightly in difficult times. Express appreciation and praise for each other, this goes a long way in reducing conflict and problems. Don’t go to bed mad or angry with each other, do not give the devil an opportunity to separate you (Eph. 4:26,27) Pray together Always, which keeps the heart tender, and love God’s Word, His truth, and make it a guiding principle in life and your decisions.

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching, and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. “ Colossians 3:16