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Investing in Your Marriage

My husband and I are getting ready to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. I’m so thankful for my husband and the relationship that we have. I know that God brought us together.

My husband and I started off as friends. We had no romantic interest in each other whatsoever. But somewhere in the friendship, things started to change. My husband started to really like me. He pursued me relentlessly until I finally gave in. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

I knew that having a husband in the military was going to be somewhat different from a traditional type marriage. I got a good introduction to the military lifestyle when we were dating. As a matter of fact, my husband was deployed for 95% of our engagement.

Frequent relocations taught us the importance of relying on each other and establishing a close relationship. Besides, it takes a while to meet people in a new place and we are all we have, especially when family is miles away. We are best friends and that is a good thing.

It’s worth the time and investment to actively work on your marriage, especially in a time when over half of all marriages end up in divorce. A wise older person once said that you have to keep doing what you did to get them to keep them.

I challenge all of you married folks out there to do something really nice for your spouse this week. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive. Try writing your spouse a love letter and placing it in their car, or buy them flowers. Do something out of the ordinary to let them know that you are thinking about them and you love them.

Bring the spice back!

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  • MOMSWEB June 12, 2009, 11:34 AM

    May God bless your six years of matrimony! Love this post – no deposit, no return!

  • Amber June 7, 2009, 12:29 AM

    Happy Anniversary!
    Congratulation on 6 years!!!
    Now days with the way people are getting divorced at a drop of a hat, 6 years must be an eternity to most out there. 🙂

    I still admire my grandparents who made it to their 50 wedding anniversary. I plan to somday be celebrating my 50, 60 wedding anniversary.
    Congratulations and may God bless your marriage.

  • Anonymous June 6, 2009, 6:44 PM

    Happy 6th aniversary.Keep loving
    each other and keep the fire burning. Enjoy your trip and show
    the world that true Love is a
    wonderful bond to share.
    mama dearest

  • Martha June 5, 2009, 7:35 PM

    Happy 6th Anniversary!!

    You're right, sometimes we take our spouses for granted and we forget to impress them :o) I better put my slippers away every now and then (winks)

    And oh, Father's Day is on June 21st I believe 😉 not the 14th 🙂

    Have a great week!!!

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