May 27, 2011

Friday's Fave Five - Anniversary Edition

18 years ago today, my life was a bevy of last minute wedding details. 48 hours remained until our vows would be spoken and our lives would change. We could not have imagined how much. Nor could this immature girl have guessed how much she had to little she actually knew about being a woman, let alone a wife.

If I could go back in time and give that young bride five pieces of wisdom, I'd say...

#1 - Don't scoff at his dreams.  Instead of belittling them, encourage him to reach out of his comfort zone (and yours), in obedience to God. For all things are possible with God. ~ Mark 10:27

#2 - Don't sweat the small stuff. And much of it is small stuff, even though it looms large. Remember, these things are just a small portion of your life that only affect you & your marriage if you let them. And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? ~ Luke 12:25

#3 - Be content. A successful marriage cannot be measured by the number of pretty things you accumulate.  Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. ~ 1 Tim. 6:6. 

#4 - Love him more. - Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. ~ 1 Peter 4:8.

#5 - Love God more. Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. ~ Joshua 22:5

(Friday's Fave Five is hosted by Susanne @ Living to Tell The Story)


Lisa notes... said...

Love him more.
Love God more.

You just summed up the two greatest commands. I'm sure you're a fantastic wife! Happy anniversary!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy Anniversary!

Leah in Iowa said...

These would be great tips to share with a bride-to-be today, Melissa! You have learned much! Hope your anniversary was special!

Trisha said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa! Great words to share with new brides, too.

Barbara H. said...

Those are valuable lessons. Marriage is a great sanctifier. :-)

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Happy Anniversary!