Twenty-five years later, this is what we know to be true …
This whole for better or for worse thing is not easy, but both the better and the worse are worth it.
A perfect marriage is not really an option, but our new perfect is more about being “in progress”.
If we’re not paying attention, the hurts of the day can pile up on those of the next, but tending to the “soul of us” takes the hurt out of the day before it becomes resentment.
Looking back must be done through a lens of gratitude, as much as looking forward must be done through a lens of expectant hope.
This forever and ever thing can be the most fulfillng, frustrating life-changing grand adventure I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying.
Adding children to the mix forces us to face every ugly thing about ourselves as the adventure and privilege of doing life together is exponentially deepened.
Each new day is a clean slate of opportunity for the dance of our marriage to be of great delight to the Lord.
We still do!