Something very rare in this day and age happened this past weekend…. my parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary! They have been through so much over the years together… unemployment, cancer, raising kids, helping raise grandkids, lots of health issues…. not once did I ever hear them talk of divorce through all of this. Their faith in the covenant that God joined them in was enough. That promise to God and to each other made every day worth fighting for. I love my parents dearly and thank God for such a wonderful example of what marriage truly is.
That also leads me to a blog that I read today about serving your spouse. You can read it here. Society today is so me centered, so to some the thought of putting someone else’s needs before your own is a totally foreign concept. What’s in it for me? What you don’t realize is that there is SO much in it for you if you do it with the right attitude.
My hubby is the best. He really is. No, seriously. He is. There isn’t enough time to tell you all the reasons that I think this. I went through a period of time though that I wasn’t very good to him at all. I was so totally and completely selfish and it truly hurt our relationship, but he didn’t give up. Once the revelation came that I was selfish, I wanted to fix it. I read articles, like the one I linked to above, about serving. At first, I didn’t have the best attitude about it. But in the past year, I’ve noticed a big change in myself…. I really enjoy doing things for him….not because I expect something in return, just because it feels good to do it, and I love making him feel good. It’s really amazing how much it blesses our marriage.
So after reading the article, are you giving in your marriage? In what ways do you enjoy serving your husband?