I’m so glad you are joining me for 28 Days, 28 Ways: Investing in Your Marriage. I know we’ll all be blessed and encouraged as we seek to invest in our marriages. You can find each post indexed here.
If you’ve been married more than a day or two, you’ve probably already discovered marriage is hard work. Some days you just don’t feel as connected as you’d like. In fact, there may be days when you don’t “feel” in love. In fact, there may be seasons during your marriage when you don’t “feel” anything.
But here’s what I know, marriage isn’t about feelings. Marriage is a covenant relationship — a decision to commit. And, the reality is, you don’t make that decision just once on you wedding day … you make it every single day. You choose this man again every day. You choose to love him, even when you don’t feel like it. You choose to help him, even when you’re tired. You choose to walk beside him, even when you’d rather walk away. You choose to listen to him, even when he’s not listening to you. You choose to sacrifice, even when you’d rather have your way. You choose to work through it, even when you’d rather give up.
You make this promise to choose him again. Every day. Over and over. Time and again. Not because he’s the perfect husband. And not because you’re the perfect wife. And certainly not because you have a perfect marriage.
But we choose him again because we know marriage is more than a ring and a ceremony … it’s a commitment to be faithful, a choice to love, and most of all, a testimony of God’s love to a world in desperate need of hope.
Cheering you on,