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Musings About My Marriage — On Our 30th Anniversary

Today I’m taking the liberty of posting something far different from my usual devotional blog. That’s because this is a very special day: my 30th wedding anniversary.

To mark this day, I want to bless my hubby by telling the world that he’s the greatest! Here are some things I appreciate most about Gene:

  • He prays with me every night before we fall asleep.
  • He’s faithful to me.
  • He listens to me without trying to “fix” my problems.
  • He encourages me to pursue my dreams.
  • He makes me laugh.
  • He loves to spend time with our kids and grandkidlets.
  • He never speaks unkindly about other people.
  • He’s a romantic at heart.
  • He strives to stay fit.
  • He’s not afraid to take risks.
  • He ensures that the gas tank is filled.
  • He provides technological support for my computer needs.
  • The list goes on…

Gene and I knew each other only six weeks before he proposed. Some onlookers shook their heads and said our relationship would never last. Statistics backed their misgivings, but reality has proven them wrong.

We’ve weathered a fair share of ups and downs in the past three decades. We’ve even argued now and again. And yet, we’ve grown stronger and closer. We’re best friends, and we look forward to deepening our relationship over the next 30 or 40 years. We’ll re-negotiate after that!

To all young marrieds, to those considering marriage, or to those who have a few years of experience, I want to say that marriage is a wonderful gift. Give selflessly. Love unconditionally. Laugh much. Date often. Adore your partner. Guard your relationship. The effort is worth it.

Musings from a happily married woman….

8 Responses to “Musings About My Marriage — On Our 30th Anniversary”

  1. Johnna Leach

    LOVE THIS!! In a day where marriage is becoming less and less reguarded as a sacred union between a man and a woman it is sooo refreshing to read about the blessings that pour out of your heart over spending the last 30 years being married to Gene. God’s design for marriage is just what you describe above regarding what you and Gene have.

    Blessings to you both for honoring God, one another and your marriage :O) May God continue to bless you both in all ways as you step out into another 30 years!!!

    Hugs, Johnna

    • Grace

      A good marriage is truly a gift. It takes work, yes, but it’s so worthwhile. It breaks my heart every time I hear of another divorce, especially among believers.

  2. Marji Laine

    Such a blessing to see others go before us in faithfulness! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a amazing anniversary and many more!

  3. Elizabeth Veldboom

    Congratulations, and thank you for the advice!

    My parents have been married about 30 years as well. It’s such a rare thing to find these days.

    • Grace

      Thanks, Elizabeth. A good marriage definitely takes two who are willing to make it work. Imagine what the world would look like if every couple lived selflessly, committed to the other person’s well-being! Kiss divorce lawyers goodbye.

  4. Wendy Roste

    Loved your post. Congratulations on 30 years! We too were engaged very soon after we began dating. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband as well. May you continue to inspire others, and have many more blessed years together!


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