Monday, November 10, 2008

Thoughts about Marriage

My hubby and I have always stuggled reading or doing a Bible Study together I think the only one we actually ever started and finished together was "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman (which is an AWESOME book by the way) we've started several others but never got very far. We've always wanted to - we know that it is so important for us to read and meditate over the word together and we are still in the process of getting there. For right now, we have found something that is working pretty well for us.
Lately, we have started to listen to some on-line sermons together at night and then we discuss them together (do we agree or disagree, what did we learn or take away from it, etc.?) We can't do it every night because sermons can be a little long but I would say we have done it 2-3 times a week so far and it's been great. Right now we are going through Mark Driscoll's Song of Songs series - which I also HIGHLY recommend. It's going really well and we are learning SO much and having fun in the process. I think we might be on to something here.....

We just finished part 4 of the series and one of the quotes that I wrote down last night as we were watching it was "The last day of your marriage is more important than your first." I LOVE that! After all the recent weddings I've been a part of I couldn't help but think about all the time and energy that we put into our wedding day, and while this is OKAY, we have to ask ourself: are we putting as much effort into the following YEARS of our marriage?
Every day of our marriage should get better and better. We will have our disagreements and hard days and seasons that come upon us - this is normal and nothing to be ashamed of - however, typically speaking, every day we should be growing closer to one another and God, we should love one another deeper, learn new things about one another, serve one another, discover one another on new levels.

So I ask you:
The last day of your marriage.... what do you want it to be like? What do we need to do to make sure that our last day of marriage is the best it can be?

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