I have so enjoyed following Sheila’s blog through this last year. Her perspectives on life and humorous side-notes of life in a small town in Italy have been refreshing and encouraging especially through the pandemic. Yesterday her perspectives on marriage really struck a note in my heart and were so excellently put together that I thought I would share her post with my readers today. Thanks for letting me share this Sheila. Have a blessed day everybody!
The topic of marriage cropped up at a neighborhood dinner this past Christmas, after they learned that Hubby and I have been happily married 43 years. “What’s your secret?” they asked with both incredulity and admiration.
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Thank you for sharing it, Pastor Pete! I appreciate it, and just hope it may bring blessings to other marriages. God has good plans for couples!
Amen God has the best plan of all!
Pete, I did not know of Sheila’s blog, but this was a great post, and I am now a follower of hers. Thank you for sharing it with us, and blessings to you.
You’re welcome. I am glad you enjoyed. She is one of my favorites.
I would add one more thing one gets out of marriage – the opportunity to learn and mature. Men and women are so different, and at times it seems it would be a lot easier living with someone that’s more like yourself. But these are times when God gives us the opportunity to practice understanding. And when we just can’t understand, we learn to practice acceptance and tolerance. Living with someone who is just like me might be easier, but I would never learn to listen to another perspective, reevaluate my own position, and reach an agreement that meets the needs of another. (I also would have to hire a lot of people to do things I’m just not skilled or knowledgeable enough to do.🙄)
You are so very right! After 48 years we are still learning these lessons…
We’ve been married 48 years, too! As of July 14. When is /was your anniversary?
April 21st we completed 48 years of a modern miracle by God’s grace!