Something I have found encouraging and beautiful lately is seeing couples that have been married for 15, 20, 40, or even 60 years loving each other. I noticed this a lot during the past week and couldn't help but think how sweet! They have been walking down the path of life together for many years, have often raised children, no doubt have experienced pain and heartache amidst the joys of life and are still passionately in love. They hold hands, exchange glances, tease each other, spend time together, and unashamedly show the world that they love each other. They are not just enduring or staying married because it's convenient - they find pleasure in one another. In a culture with little respect for the covenant of marriage, I find it refreshing!
Marriage is a lifelong commitment, not a trial run or test drive. It's a beautiful, challenging, joyous journey. Your spouse knows you better than anyone else. For me, my husband is my best friend, my confidante, my love. We don't have a perfect marriage because we are imperfect people but we work at it and we love each other. I pray that we will have many years together. And someday I hope to be the cute, silver haired couple strolling hand-in-hand enjoying companionship and loving one another while surrounded by our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May God be glorified in our marriage.