20 years, y’all.
That’s huge, and it’s certainly something to celebrate. I never really write about marriage on here – some things I do keep to myself. But today – 20 years later – let me give you some good ol’ fashion marriage advice:
Your spouse wasn’t placed on this earth to serve you – to worship you. Get that idea out of your head before you ever say “I do”.
They were placed here to serve God – to worship God. Now, if they are truly living in that realm then you won’t have to worry about how you are being treated. If they truly love Jesus, then they will truly love you.
A question to ask yourself each day: Am I helping my spouse serve God or am I hindering them?
Pray for your spouse, and love them like Jesus does.
And some advice from Frank:
Marriage is such a beautiful gift from God and should be treated with reverence. If I was to give any advice I would say these things: 1) Love your spouse for who they are, not for who you think they can or should be like. 2) Embrace your differences, you’re going to need different perspectives and balance when navigating through parenthood and life. 3) Be respectful to your spouse, with your spouse and more importantly when you are away from your spouse.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3