Today is my wife Dawn’s birthday. I won’t tell you which one… What I will tell you is we have been together now for over half our lives. Marrying her was the second best decision I have ever made, the first being coming to Jesus, and she had a huge part in that decision too.
My wife is an amazing, wonderful woman. I won’t say she completes me, that’s God’s job, but she is definitely strong where I’m weak. I am blessed to have her in my life. Happy Birthday Honey, I love you.
I try to have a teachable point in each of these posts, and this one is no exception. For any of my readers who might be single, the kind of mate you’re looking for is one that will love you through whatever life throws at you. Someone who will not only support you in your faith and calling but will join you in it. Someone who will help you to be closer to God. I’ve found mine, yours is out there. Hold out for the right one.
If you’re dating, remember this, (Since most of my readers are creatives, I’ll give a creative analogy) dating is audition. You are auditioning this person for the role of spouse. If they don’t fit the role, they may have to go. Ask yourself this question, if they behave this way while they’re still trying to impress you, what are they going to be like when they think they “have you?” Pray that God will bring you to the right person and don’t compromise yourself (or Him) along the way.
Finally if you’re already married, work at it and work hard. I consider myself to be very happily married, but that doesn’t mean we’re always happy. Life gets tough and in the midst of our struggles we don’t always do what we should. The struggles of life should drive us into each others arms and drive us to our knees, closer to the Father and to each other. Dawn and I have been together a long time and we’ve been through a lot. I’ve never known anyone that has had my back like she does. Work hard and keep God in the middle of your relationship.