Covenant marriage

     Our 15th anniversary is this spring. Sixteen short years ago we met, dated, and discussed what marriage meant to us. We planned children, we dreamed, and we set boundaries. The term "covenant marriage" became popular several years after we were married, and I remember thinking when hearing it and discussing with Mitch that it described what we have. We planned before marriage to never consider divorce. Since then  times have not always been easy. We don't always agree. But in our relationship is a third link, a most important link, the loving God who created us and created marriage. When times are hard, we turn to Him. Isn't that one of the best "practices" of marriage?

For the Next two weeks, leading up to Valentine’s Day: The Practice of Marriage


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Marriage is absolutely one of the hardest things EVER. But sticking with it and going through the ups AND DOWNS together gives rewards that are far too sweet to pass up.

  2. Anonymous2/02/2011

    How true. It's amazing how your walk with God can transform your marriage.

  3. It is!!! We also went into our marriage never really thinking that divorce was an option. We've only been married for seven and a half years but sometimes have been tough. We've made it through by relying on God and always talking to one another.

  4. Catching up on responding to comments.....thanks so much for visiting my blog ~ now following yours! I can see I'll be stopping by often....Happy Anniversary!
    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva

  5. Anonymous2/03/2011

    Happy Anniversary. ♥

    I am married for the second time and we agreed before entering marriage neveer to divorce. Knowing you have made this commitment makes it easier to put things in prospective. Is this problem a deal breaker? No? Then is it worth fighting over? Most times one of us realizes the problem is worth the grief leading to compromise sooner and more effectively. For this to work, you BOTH have to be committed and do some compromising!

  6. Thank you all! Yes, compromise is important.

  7. Amen. It's the third partner in the marriage that makes it perfect. It's the chord of three that makes it strong. And marriage is a covenant - so true - not a contract.

    God Bless you and your marriage. It was a blessing for me to find out I was praying for you without even knowing it:)

  8. Congrats on 15 years! We, too, have a covenant marriage. It's so much easier to know that divorce is not an option for either of us.

  9. HaPpY AnniVerSarY!
    and the Blessings of God be yours!

  10. Amen and Amen! This is my favorite post!


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