Today is our 30th anniversary.
And - yes - I was a child bride!
The years have flown by while we've pursued life as a married couple. And it has been a pursuit. Life isn't easy. Married life isn't easy. We've had our disappointments, disillusions, and times of discontent. Those obstacles strengthened our relationship because we didn't let them derail our goal - our pursuit - of a life together.
So why have we persevered when so many marriages haven't. I'd like to say we're just that good... but in truth, we're blessed. When we stood in the church before God and said our vows, we meant them. They were not said lightly. And He has blessed us time and time again through the good times and the bad because - I believe - we have honored our vows and our commitment to Him. We don't always get it right. It's not always pretty. But our hope - and marriage - is build on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
This post is part of Christian Writers’ May Blog Chain on the topic, “Pursuit.” Check out the other Blog Chain posts by clicking the links right.