This one goes out especially to the married people out there. I know marriage is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, trials and triumphs. It’s not easy to die to yourself every day for the sake of your spouse. But — with God’s grace — it is possible.
Yes, conflicts are normal, but we can try to choose to love and forgive each other after all has been said and done.
Come to think of it: Christ’s love for us is “for better or for worse,” so if we call ourselves Christians, we must strive to show the same love to our spouses (and everyone else, for that matter, but most especially to our better halves!). Here’s a Preacher In Blue Jeans episode where I talk a bit about this kind of love.
My husband and I don’t have a perfect marriage but I consider myself #trulyrichandblessed to have him in my life. He saw me through many setbacks this month, one of which was this site being down — so when judges of the recently held Catholic Social Media Awards wanted to check it out, they couldn’t see it and it was automatically disqualified to be an official nominee! Oh well, there is always next year, and I know God probably just wants to make me more humble, among other things! 🙂
On a related note, I am privileged to have witnessed how God used my husband through the Kerygma Conference last weekend. You can catch snippets of it on their Facebook page. Praise God for all He can do through us imperfect, sinful people!
So anyway, back to the topic of at hand: Friends, I encourage you — Thank God for your spouses today! Let them know how much you appreciate them. Tell them that you are here for them, for better or for worse. May God bless your marriage and family life abundantly!
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