Hello readers! We are running a 7-part series with my thoughts on what our 25th wedding anniversary means to me. This series is running from Monday August 20th, skipping the weekend, and wrapping up on Tuesday August 28th – the actual date of our anniversary. Please follow along each day with us, and feel free to comment on each or any section of the series. Your feedback is welcome!
If you didn’t get to read yesterday’s post, click here to check it out, then come back and read on!
25 YEARS MARRIED… (continued)
We’re continuing our trip back to August 28th 1987, where I’ve sat down to have a chat with myself on my wedding day. Tiffani is rocking our 8 month old baby to sleep in the next room, and I’ve got my own undivided attention. Let’s listen in…
Marriage Wisdom – Tip Number Four
Let’s see, more wisdom from my travels through marriage and time? How about this one… Any and all children that come along as a result of this loving marriage are yours too. She is NOT the sole parent.
Teach and lead those babies as they grow. And never leave your wife behind as you study and grow in the Scriptures! Ephesians 5 is a great chapter in its’ entirety for both husbands and wives, but to get a little more specific, Ephesians 5:23-27 is a fantastic place to start in gaining understanding of what God expects from you regarding those He has entrusted you with. “For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.”
The Lord has given stewardship over your family’s doctrinal teaching into your hands, young husband. It’s a very high calling, and one you need to take seriously.
Romans 14:11-12 says For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. Pay special attention to that last part about giving an account to God. You won’t be able to hide behind your BlackBerry when God calls you into that meeting.
What’s that? Why in the world would you want to try and hide behind a tiny piece of fruit? Oh right, I forgot where I was for a moment… well sometime around the new millennium, the year 2002 or so, your understanding of what a BlackBerry is will begin to change. You’re just gonna have to trust me on that one!
Come back on Monday the 27th for the continuation of this 7-post series!