The Beautiful 8

This morning ,there is a spring in my husbands step……There is a thankfulness in my heart, for eight years ago today – I married the man of my dreams……

We were young. I was 23, he was 25. We still had so much to learn – We STILL have so much to learn, but…… we’re doing it together.

Divorce is not an option.

We just DON’T go there. It is not an option in our marriage. The only option is to work it out. And I am ever so thankful I have a husband so loving.

Did you know – In Canada, the divorce rate is 48%. Almost 50%. That means that almost half of the people who get married, end up divorced. We knew that going into our marriage and together we made a commitment to not be a part of that statistic.

We also lived together before we were married – Couples who live together before marriage have a 33% divorce rate. We didn’t want to be a part of that statistic.

It is estimated that nearly 1 out of 2 first time marriages will end in divorce. And that many marriages experience the ‘seven year itch’, breaking up at seven years and then divorcing at 8.

Jim and I are more in love now, than the day we got married. He is my companion, my best friend, my confidant, the man of my dreams……

People tend to think we have the ‘Perfect” marriage, and the ‘Perfect’ life. But we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Jesus.

NO, things aren’t perfect, we have been together for 11 years, married for 8 and there have been a lot of struggles. But we make the effort to work through them. It is hard. It is work to keep quiet and let it go when you just want to keep the fight going. It isn’t easy to put your spouse first when your tired and have had a long day…but it is worth it, it is worth the bond you build over time, knowing you will be there for one another through sickness and through health, through the times when you have no money, to the times when you have an abundance. It is definitely worth the work.

Today, we celebrate 8 beautiful years of marriage – knowing we still have a lot to learn and a long way to go, but doing it together.

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2 thoughts on “The Beautiful 8

  1. Happy Anniversary!! So glad you are wrapped up in the arms of God. This is a beautiful testament to marriages. Never utter the D word. That was the best advice I ever received. So excited for you two. Many more years to come and tons more blessings.

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