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,
Dineen

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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