I don't usually post back to back, but...
This is Becky.
I just read Becky Doughty's blog post "I love you". You can find it here.
I encourage every married person to read this, then store it up it your heart for those days when life is dull and you think the romance has died.
You know what? He could have, and by all accounts, this guy SHOULD HAVE DIED.
Kevin DoughtyBut God was not done with Kevin, not with Becky AND Kevin and not with ANY of you.
In June, John and I will celebrate 24 years of marriage, which in this world, is a grand achievement.
If I knew on June 17th, 1989, what I know now?
I'd have gotten married June 16th, just to have one more day with him.
Marriage is WORK, it can be more painful than you thought possible. And it can be all you have to hang on to when the impossible hits and you know, you KNOW that your spouse has your back and will go down fighting for you.
I've said this before, marriage has seasons.
Please, please, PLEASE give up on the idea that the "falling in love" butterflies are meant to last for all time.
You know what comes after the butterflies leave?
The constant, solid, immovable promise that you will grow old and comfortable and content with this person.
That at the end of every day, the face they want to see smiling at them is yours.
The cup of tea or coffee made just the way you like it.
The wink across a crowded room, meant only for you.
The certain laugh that sets you off too.
The secret jokes.
The spot on your shoulder that his hands know to go to.
The look when one of the kids does something exactly the way one of you do it.
The simple things, the difficult things.
On April 1st, a new blog goes up. "Married...With Fiction".
Where are all the happy marriages in Christian fiction?
We aim to find out.
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