It’s Wednesday, the day when we always talk marriage! I introduce a topic, and then you all can link up your own marriage posts below. Because I’m taking the summer to work on some serious writing projects, I’m re-running some older posts that you probably didn’t see, because I published them before the blog got big. This is one of my favourites!
I was browsing around the internet lately and found the best synopsis of marriage advice I’ve seen in a long time.
Readers to this blog won’t find any of it surprising. I talk on these themes all the time. But it’s so pithy and wise, I have to reproduce it just as she said it over at Garden of Holiness:
3 Things to Keep in Mind
1. You picked him.
2. You can’t change him.
3. You didn’t marry a girl.
Aren’t those brilliant? Christine elaborates on them here.
You picked him: sometimes we women complain endlessly about our husbands, but let’s remember: this is the man I chose to marry. I had free will, and I decided this was the man for me. There were things about him I absolutely loved. When things are tough, remind yourself: I picked him, because… And remind yourself that the vow you made matters!
And you can’t change him. So stop trying. In fact, it’s better to pray that God will bless him and make him into the man God wants him to be–not the man you want him to be! As you start praying for him this way, God often changes our hearts. And then we can focus on changing ourselves.
And remember, he’s a guy! And there’s nothing wrong with that.
It reminds me of this great song by Brad Paisley, I’m Still a Guy. Enjoy!
Have anything pithy to add? Leave a thought in the comments! Or link up your own post in the linky below.
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