Marriage Blog: 16th Wedding Anniversary…16 simple thoughts on marriage.


It’s hard to believe she’s put up with me for 16 years. We’ve had our struggles and challenges but I can’t imagine doing life with anyone else.

I thought this week’s marriage blog I’d simply give you 16 Thoughts on marriage:

  1. Christ MUST be your foundation. Marriage by itself is hard. I can’t imagine doing it without Jesus.
  2. You cannot find fulfillment in each other. We find our fullness in Jesus (my sermon in two weeks).   Jesus is our foundation AND our fulfillment.
  3. You can’t get married based upon what you get out of it.  Approach marriage by what you can give/serve.
  4. No husband has ever been taken to divorce court for doing too much housework.
  5. Egos and stereotypes must be left at the front door.
  6. Date often…then date some more.
  7. Be givers: Tithe. Give to missions.  Give to benevolence.
  8. Find ways to volunteer/serve together.
  9. Never met a couple going through divorce proceedings who has a consistent sex life.
  10. Selfishness has no place…EVER.
  11. Forgiveness is immediate.  Trust is built.
  12. Embrace healthy financial stewardship. Run from debt.
  13. Be a constant student of your spouse.
  14. Don’t stop reading.
  15. Encourage her/him everyday. Find ways to say and express “I love you.” Don’t take your spouse for granted.
  16. Find things to celebrate.

Do you have any to add to the list?

Thanks to Anne for giving me 16 of the greatest years ever.

Thanks for letting me ramble…

One response to “Marriage Blog: 16th Wedding Anniversary…16 simple thoughts on marriage.”

  1. Darrell and Lois Knettle Avatar
    Darrell and Lois Knettle

    A great list and we couldn’t agree more!

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