Thankful Thursday

The Big Day

Heart_2My husband and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage tomorrow. To be honest, I’m amazed. Coming from a family that made divorce an art form, I approached the altar that day scared and unsure. And I have to say, honestly again, that my husband deserves more credit than I for our marital success.

His parents have been married now for 43 years. His aunt and uncle would’ve had the same testimony had he not died so suddenly from a heart condition. His family is steeped in a strong tradition of long marriages.

Notice I said long marriages and not perfect. His family has shown me that marriage takes deep commitment and work, along with love. This is the attitude my wonderful man went into our marriage with. A determination to see it through—no matter what.

I share that same commitment now, because God has shown me his plan for marriage. He’s shown me it’s a covenant meant to be upheld to his glory. He’s shown me love is a decision, sometimes made daily. And He’s blessed my marriage richly despite our unequally yoke situation.

I’m really proud of this monumental landmark. If you take into account our total time together, dating and engagement, we’ve technically been together for almost 24 years. And I can say I love the dude more now than I did then. It’s not been easy. We’ve had our rough spots, and I’m sure we’ll have more.

But I’m confident in what God has planned for us. I believe in God’s divine plan for our marriage. And I’m excited about what the future holds for us as a believing couple—equally yoked.

Now there’s an art form worth waiting for.

Praying and believing,


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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.

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