Monday, August 27, 2018

21 Lessons in 21 Years

By: Jenifer Metzger

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. 21 years. Wow! In some ways it feels like it has been forever, like he has literally been in my life forever. In other ways I cannot believe it has already been 21 years. I jokingly told him that our marriage was an adult now (21 years = adulthood).

Has it been an easy 21 years? Absolutely not. Marriage is like a roller coaster, there are many ups and many downs. But there are a few things I have learned in 21 years of being a wife.

1. Make a commitment now that divorce is never an option. (This is not the case if abuse is happening. If you are in an abusive relationship, seek help from a pastor or trusted friend immediately.)
2. Be a good listener.
3. Be a forgiver.
4. Be a helper.
5. Pray for your spouse and marriage.
6. Pray together.
7. Be kind.
8. Never, ever bad mouth your husband to anyone, including your parents.
9. Talk good about him to others. You can make his name great.
10. Be interested in your husband's interests.
11. Care about what he cares about.
12. Be his biggest cheerleader.
13. Even if you are uncomfortable with your body, he loves it so let him look at it. God made men visual and your body is the only one he can Biblically look at.
14. Never deprive him of sex. (1 Corinthians 7:5)
15. Date each other.
16. Never stop getting to know each other.
17. Spend a little time each day talking to each other.
18. Hug him.
19. Kiss him.
20. Tell him you love him and why.
21. Respect him. Even if you do not agree with him, respect him.

What are some lessons you have learned in your marriage? Share in the comments.

To my husband: Jeremy, I am thankful for you and our life together. I love you always and forever.


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