Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Works-For-Me-Wednesday Love Sweet Love Edition

This is a first for me and I am attempting to participate in Works-For-Me-Wednesday from http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com site.

Since I have celebrated my 48th anniversary and since I have a wonderful marriage I feel I know a little bit about what it takes to write about Love-Sweet Love.

The secret is really so simple......Your husband should be your best friend! I would rather spend my time with my husband than anyone else in the world. My husband is the first person I want to share each and every thought with, each and every happy moment, each and every experience and even each and every sad time.

It is really important to LIKE each other. I have known people who love each other, but don't really like each other. I have also know people who have grown so far apart during their marriage that by the time they retire the wife doesn't truly even like having the husband around on a full-time basis. How sad.

The other success secret is not to keep a laundry list of "faults" or "past mistakes". Yes, when something bad happens that disappoints or hurts you (and trust me it will!) speak your mind and let him know that you didn't like it and why. BUT then forget it and never speak of it again. God throws our sins into the sea of His forgetfulness "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."Ps 103:12 We need to do the same with those hurts, shortcomings and disappointments. A good saying to remember is "Put a zip on your lip". We had a pastor that said that and it is such good advise.

Of course the main thing is build your love and your lives around Jesus. "And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken". Ecclesiastes 4:12 With the 2 of you and the Lord you cannot fail.

Happy Valentines and MANY happy anniversaries!

4 comments:

Nikki said...

Thank you for sharing this. We have been married 8 1/2 years and my hubby is still my best friend. I am so thankful for the advice of a seasoned couple.

Nikki ALL OUT Valentine's Day

~ Amy ~ said...

Love It! It's something I really needed to hear today. Thank you for sharing. I keep looking forward to hearing more. I am one that tends to hold on to things even if appologies are made. I remember a phrase that my Mom said to me when I was younger - "Let Go and Let God"

Larae said...

Thank you so much for sharing this advice. I'm a bride-to-be & my future husband is my one & only best friend, I know that's going to help our marriage out so much. Everything else you shared is wonderful. Happy Valentine's Day! =)

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on 48 years! This is wonderful advice.