"I just can't take it anymore."
"I deserve better."
"I don't deserve to be treated so poorly."
In the last year, 2 couples, who were good YWAM friends back in the 90s, both divorced.
Their stories brought tears to my eyes.
For whatever reasons, even if they were good ones, they (or one of them) gave up the fight.
Marriage is hard work.
I'd be lying to say that I've never thought every now and then ...
"What was I thinking when I married him??"
And I'm sure he's thought something similar.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was crazy angry with my husband ...
and wanted to ... um ... give it to him. Oh yeah, I did. =(
In the last week, we've celebrated 3 anniversaries in our family.
My parents celebrated 50. That's FIFTY. 5 - 0 !
Through thick and thin, they chose to stay together.
Primarily b/c they love Jesus ... and they love my sister and me.
They were committed to their vows, their convictions, and they loved us enough to keep our family in tact, even if they didn't always like each other.
|Lisa's parents, Roger & Eileen Himes|
They too have a love for Jesus, us, and each other!
|Steve's parents, Karen and Larry Stucky|
Jena also told me, before her dad passed away, her parents were married for 53 years!
What a legacy to have in our family!!!!
We are blessed to have such a Godly heritage.
|Jena, Matt, Claire, Anna, and Adrian|
Despite all the challenges, I know, and firmly believe, that God brought Steve into my life.
He knew I needed Steve ... to refine me to be more like Him!
All the trials are for my good ... and His glory!
And I am blessed.
I am thankful to have married Steve.
I am thankful for all the change and growth that has taken place in my heart as a result.