Today is Tuesday June 14, 2016. I almost never include material that would cause a post to become “dated”. Generally, I want to extend the shelf life of each post and putting contemporaneous content is a sure fire way to make an entry go stale. But today is an exception.
One of the few federal holidays that has a fixed date is Flag Day. I hope it stays that way. It keeps it more sacred.
I have no problem remembering June 14th is Flag Day because it is also my anniversary. My wife Renee and I were married on June 14, 1980. That makes 36 years folks. Now being married 36 years is quite an accomplishment. Being married continuously to the same person even more so!
Looking back over the years, there have been many highs and lows together. I hear that often, but in our case it’s really true. There are many good things I could say about my wife, but one stands out. It’s a rare quality in today’s world.
Through the years we have seen many of our friends marry. Things were great for a while, then some adversity came along and one of them bolted. They divorced, each got remarried…
Wash, rinse, repeat.
That’s not the way God set it up. I often see Christians proclaiming that marriage is:
- One man
- One woman
They forget to add “One time”. Marriage was intended to be “until death do us part”.
There have been many adversities in our 36 years of marriage. But I’ve got to hand it to my wife. She has stuck to it. She never quit. She could have done better, but she has a rare quality – it’s almost forgotten in today’s world. We made a promise to each other before God. No matter what, we’ve both stuck to that “until death do us part”… part!
Thank you Renee. Not only do you hold a special place in my heart, you hold a special place in God’s heart too.
I realize that many that see this has been divorced. I stand not in judgement of you. You can’t change the past, but you can claim the future. Let’s keep our eyes fixed on the goal of marriage as a permanent and sacred covenant – starting today.
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