You are my everything. Thanks for being a good partner and husband to me and a great father to our son. My appreciation is beyond words. You took care of us with much love. And that’s why i love you more. Not a day passes by without you in my heart and mind. My heart breaks everyday because i miss you so much. Until we meet again, Dad. You’ll always be my one truelove.
Everyday spouses make decisions with one another. Our prayer is that you help us to do this in peace. Help us to respect each others’ opinions. Help us to slow down and truly consider all sides, whether the decision is great or small. Help us to be aware of how our decisions affect others, including our spouses. Show us how to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Also, we pray for those who have a difficult time speaking up at all, or those who shut others down. Please bring a balance of communication to our relationships. Most of all, with every decision we make, may your will be done as you guide us in Jesus name AMEN!
As Valentine’s Day approaches I just wanted to tell you again how very blessed I am to have you in my life. Who would have known almost 16 years ago we would be together and sharing our lives as God intended. Throughout the years we have triumphed over many obstacles and God was there with us thru them all!! Thank you for loving me and putting up with me!! LOL!! God knew what He was doing when He put us together!!! I love you with all of my heart, my soul, and my mind…until death do us part!!!
Yours forever, Lynn
Dear Heavenly Father,
We lift up to you any relationship that is severed, separated, depressed, or burdened. There are many couples dealing with such heavy issues such as infidelity, financial insecurity, violence, abuse, or mistrust. Their hearts are broken in pieces and hope may be dwindling. We pray that you meet them where they are. Holy Spirit please comfort them, restore them, fill their hearts with hope for better days. Strengthen their faith and stir up confidence. We pray for the abusers, oppressors, liars, cheater, and irresponsible asking that you would humble them, give them understanding, and change them. Restore these couples and bring newness to their life. Show them how to rebuild on your foundation. We hope and pray for reconciliation and that those who experience a reconnection, would approach life through your ways, loving and respecting their spouse in Jesus name AMEN!
My Dearest Granville,
It has been so hard since I have lost you. There were so many days at the hospital I cried hoping you would pull through and get to come home to me and our kids. You fought so hard to do that. That day I knew that something was different you could not get warm for anything and they told us you needed that test and you told them to get er done so you could go home. You told me you loved me and your babies, something told me that would be my last time seeing you and it was your time. I went home and had to go to school for bubs party. I came home and called the hospital and they told me to come quick. By the time I got there you were gone. It broke my heart the LOVE OF MY LIFE gone. I know you are not suffering no more. But I miss holding you and you just telling me it was going to be alright. I do not how to go on without you. I will always love love you. Til I see you again my love watch over our kids and I.
Thank you for your love, your provision, and your faithfulness. Thank you for my family and the life you have gifted to me. Thank you for sending your son so that I may live freely. I really appreciate all the experience you have given to me, both the joyous times and the more challenging ones. No matter what I am encountering, there will always be something, many, things to thank you for and praise you for. Please open my eyes daily to things and moments you have gifted me. Show me how to worship you and express my gratitude. My heart belongs to you o Lord! AMEN!
My dearest Sweetpea,
I am so luck to have a man after Christs own heart… I remember back 22 years ago when we were just kids in Geometry class and think of how far we have come. I want to thank you for the way that you show me how much you love me. You truly cherish me and love me… You are my soft place to fall when I am having a rough day. You are my companion in this life… I love you so very much!
You know exactly how and why a heart breaks. Mixed with feelings of anger, frustration, bitterness, or sadness, no matter what it feels, it hurts. We lift up all who have or who are experiencing a broken heart. Lord, we pray for healing. May you reach down and comfort those people. Bring peace to their lives. Please restore them Lord, help them to mend their hearts, and not just patchwork where seams can be weakened and subject to breaking again. Mend their hearts perfectly, whole, new. May you help them to regain confidence, trust, and the ability to forgive. May your will be done in Jesus name AMEN!
There are many things in life and in marriage we could collectively rant on about. Whether disagreements, annoyances, or struggles we endure, the list is endless. However, what about the good times, the fruitful seasons, and the blessings we experience along the way?
Are we quick to brag or boast about the good news God has given us to rejoice over?
I’ll be honest the good times and the blessings are not always first to come to mind.
I usually try and find something quirky or frustrating about marriage to rant about on Wednesdays. Perhaps even a principle that needs enforcing, or anything else I may be experiencing that leads to a revelation worthy to publish. However, this week I could not think of much. I tried making a list of those not-so-pleasant-experiences to see if I have been learning something new lately, but nothing came to mind.
As frustration set in, I shared with my husband that I was suffering from writer’s block, begging him to help come up with a nugget of wisdom to share with all of you! He simply said in a very sweet tone, “Life has been really good lately. I have enjoyed our relationship a lot.” Looking towards him I smiled in admiration, agreeing that our relationship has been in a plentiful season. He glanced back at me and encouraged, “Why don’t you write about that?”
My heart melted as I asked God, “How am I so blessed to have such a loving and wise husband?”
Things are not 100% perfect between my husband and I, and they may never be. Yet, we experience moments and seasons of goodness that are worthy to boast about. We have not fought much about anything in the lately and even our bickering has been to a minimum. We have been trying to pursue each other, based on our love languages. We have encountered some of the most intimate conversations, and at very random times, which fosters growth in our communication. We have been helping each other out without complaint. We have worked together seamlessly. We have shared desires and dreams for the future, including the idea of having children one day. We have been reading the same scriptures in the Bible and sharing thoughts on them. We have continued to pray together, especially over prayer requests we are fasting together for. We have affirmed one another, loved one another, and apologized to one another when we have hurt one another. We have experienced new things, such as going to a farmers market and trying out new restaurants. We have also laughed together quite a bit, a very important quality to both of us.
We have been thoroughly enjoying this season of our marriage. Hardships still come, and we still have to communicate through our differences, but we have been experiencing such a blessing being each other’s companion.
I feel like it is crucial to take note (and maybe even brag a little) of the blessings you encounter in marriage. Some of you may have small moments of goodness that occur randomly and others have whole seasons of time, but what ever be the case, Praise God! Thank him for those precious blessings and good times that give you hope to press on. Pray for more of those moments to be evident in your life and marriage! Pray that God would help you see when those moments come, and to not get weighed down by hardships, that leave you to tired to rejoice. Persevere my friend, alongside your spouse!
And take a picture of you and your spouse together, if you can, so that you will have a tangible memory of the good-times
If you have encountered a blessing or a season of good in your marriage please boast about it in the comments below! And please leave an encouragement to all of the others who find it challenging to see the blessings amidst hardships.
The song ”Better hands now” by Natilee Grant Although conveys a deep relationship with Christ, also gives just a glimpse of what I receive/give to you everyday. Due to us marrying young we have had our fair share of adversity. I can remember when we first married, Grocery shopping for me was a nightmare. I couldn’t afford to fill the buggy, I had 75.00$ to buy us food that would last for two weeks. I believe God worked miracles even then. Looking back I thought it was so embarrassing that we couldn’t offer people any food or drink, because our cabinets were seldom stocked. But I know this with all my being, that God is the one that made that stretch. Our fist Christmas it was unlike your Brother and sister-in-law’s. We couldn’t afford to buy gifts for each other. Although you had a better paying job, they took your overtime away. but because god put us through trials of managing on only 300.00 a week we made it through the winter. We made it through a winter of no heat, but a roof over our heads. i will never need a diamond bracelet from you in order to know that you love me.
There is nothing more important to me in this world than snuggling up in your arms, after paying all the bills and realizing that your check didn’t last till Monday.
I’m so thankful that I have been so blessed that God brought us together. he knew the right time, right scenrio, the right time for u to marry. I know i can never express it enough to you. But I love you more than the sunsets, more than the material possessions that are through our house.
You love me so much that you were able to sacrifice the thought of having children, which is a thought that you have always to this day cherished. You sacrificed all that to be with me. A woman who is a terrible housekeeper, never fixes your lunch for work, Never thinks to buy your favorite soda pop at the store, I can go on but you know where my faults lie.
I am a woman is has been given everything by God. One month before our wedding, god blessed us. He gave us a home, a 3 bed 1 bath, that we could afford on your lower class income. we were given every piece of furniture we own, even a stove, and fridge. when I first moved in, the only furniture we had was our tiny full sized bed. family called, for weeks after our wedding. Asking us if we needed this,or that. it is without bragging i can say that I have furniture because God saw fit, to think of us.
I can recall crying when your aunt Sarah gave us our brown couches. They were plain, but they matched! I cried, and bawled because I knew it would be years before we could be rid of our hideous tri-colored couch and black leather love seat.
In our time together, we have had close relatives doubt us, bring us down. Some even the gull to say ” Think of all that you could of had if you waited” I will never regret getting married at 19.God has blessed us, in more ways than I can praise him for. God is the glue that binds us. You’ve always told me that.
I can recall your proposal, you was so proud of the ring you bought me. Later you became embarrassed, due to how inexpensive the ring actually was. I prefer this ring over any ring in the world.Its true when I say the only cheaper solution was bread ties. these rings stand for all the trials and triumphs we have shared. Love has no carats, sometimes love doesn’t always appear so shiny and desirable. But its there, and without a shadow of a doubt love will conquer all!
I love you, with all that I am and will be,