Wednesday, February 28, 2007

IF YOU HAD TO SPEAK ON MARRIAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?


My sister-in-law and I were talking the other day. Her husband is a pastor like mine, and she was saying a Christian camp invited her husband to conduct a marriage seminar for couples. Her husband asked her if she'd like to speak also. She was laughing as she told me about the incident, saying how in the world could they teach a marriage seminar?, and wonder why that camp invited them?, that they didn't have any credentials.
I said, "How long have you and Rick been married, Tricia?"
"Twenty-one years," she said.
"Then you definitely have qualifications to teach marriage seminars. You're a success story because you've stayed together." I went on to tell her she could share things she'd learned along the way and things that had helped her in her marriage.
She finally admitted that maybe I was right, that that sounded reasonable.
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If you were called on to speak about marriage, what would you say?

4 Comments:

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Patricia W. said...

How things change over time. If unhappy, things can get better. If happy, things can become glorious.

It's cliched, but marriage is first and foremost, a commitment. Feelings of love come and go, at any given moment, day, week, year. Commitment is the glue.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Commitment is the glue, you said, Patricia. That is so true.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Through the ups and downs of our 36 years of marriage, I know exactly what I'd tell them!

You can't get sweet and bitter water from the same well.

Dwell on your mate's best traits and forget the others. It's amazing how the "bad" ones will stop bothering you.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Great tips, Ane. Wanna' teach a marriage seminar?

 

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