O, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who finds refuge in Him.
When engaged (finally at 35) I remember telling my friend, Melody, “Mark is a cross between Prince Charming and Jesus!” I’m not sure what she said but eye-rolling was definitely involved.
Eye-rolling notwithstanding, we celebrated our 25th last year in beautiful Italy.
Every woman needs to believe their man is the same: a cross between a Prince and the King (not a cross to bear.) If not, why bother? Marriage is fun. Marriage can be the best. Marriage is what I always wanted. But. But, what?
Marriage is not for sissies.
God delights in a good marriage. His love and glory is displayed in a good marriage. I taste His goodness in my marriage. But I need Him just as much married as I did single. No going around it. You do, too.
My friend, LeighAnn over at IntentionalbyGrace provides a “21-Day Prayer Challenge for Your Marriage” including 64 printable Questions to Ask on a Date when you sign up.
You may not need 64 questions, you may just need a date (planned by you, btw.)
You may not need a date, but we all need to pray regularly for our Date for Life.
Check it out here: Forever By Grace: 21-Day Prayer Challenge for Your Marriage
A note from Leigh Ann:
I want your marriage to thrive!
The 21-Day Forever By Grace Prayer Challenge is a wonderful way to take your marriage before the throne of God and allow Him to work deeply in your marriage, but even more importantly, in your own heart.
When you sign up for the 21-day prayer challenge, you will receive a daily reminder in your inbox to pray for your spouse. I will provide you with a daily topic, scripture, and sample prayer to lead you through faithfully praying for your marriage.
Not married? Send this link to a friend. And pray these prayers for them.
Dad met mom when he was 18 and she was 16. He told her (on their first date): “I’m going to marry you.” (I’m not sure if that fit into the 64 Questions.) You can see why, though.
They didn’t have much money to go on dates. I am sure they prayed. A lot.
Here was a great date planned by my Man-in-Plaid (Madrid, Spain.) Our questions centered on: “So what is that food called? Does it involved octopus?” Never a dull moment.
O, taste and see the goodness of the Lord as you grow closer to the one you love; blessed is she who cries out to God daily for His strength and wisdom in all her relationships.
Today’s Psalm 34:8
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Enjoy the party as you praise our God for all He’s done and will do.