Welcome to Marriage Monday! My goal for this series is to encourage you whether you’ve been married five months or fifty years. I believe happily-ever-after is possible and with God’s help you can have a marriage worth celebrating.
We hope you enjoyed our second video. Clearly, we are not running a high tech operation here but I hope our message is clear. We love each other and we consider marriage to be a great blessing from God.
Years ago on a our wedding day, our pastor began the ceremony with these words:
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together Eric and Stacy in holy matrimony.”
(Bear with me just a moment for a brief grammar lesson.)
In that opening statement “in” is a preposition and is defined as: expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else.
So in this case, Eric and Stacy join together as one and are “enclosed or surrounded by” marriage.
We are no longer two separate individuals going at life but two lives joined as one surround by a holy marriage.Tweet this
We didn’t fully understand all that our commitment to one another would mean on our wedding day but we learned that being happy “in holy matrimony” required a few more “in-s”. These three for starters:
- We need to be interested in each another, interested in what it really means to live happily ever after, and interested in what it takes to make that a reality.
- We need to be intentional. Happy marriages don’t just happen. Happily married couples aren’t just lucky. They’re intentional.
- We each need to make the investment required to have a happy marriage.
Today we’re able to continue to celebrate our happy union and we continue to be interested, intentional, investors in our relationship.
We have lots of fun drinking coffee together and going to thrift stores and yard sales and sometimes we even get away together. Read Why We Get Away and A Summer Get Away to see two of our recent trips.
Thanks again for joining me for Marriage Monday. Click here if you’d like to go back and see The Introduction from last week.
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See you soon!