Monday, August 15, 2011

15!

Today we celebrate being married 15 years! We were taught by amazing parents how to have a successful marriage, my parents have been married 50+ years and Dave's parents 40+. Here are some things I learned from both sets of parents....

1. Think more of your spouses wants/desires than your own
2. Stick together through thick and thin...just found out today that I live in the Divorce capital of the U.S....something to not be proud of!
3. SERVE your spouse
4. Work together
5. Laugh a lot, have a sense of humor
6. Nourish your marriage through dates, time away from children, couple vacations....
7. Only talk positively of your spouse to others...don't air dirty laundry to friends/family etc
8. Rely on your faith through thick and thin, make God the 3rd partner in your marriage
9. Choose your love.....Love your choice!

Can't say I do all these perfectly, but I sure try to make this marriage the best one I know how! Thanks Moms and Dads for your amazing examples to us!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wendi said...

Those are great lessons to learn. Thanks for sharing them. Happy anniversary! :)

Rachael said...

Congrats!!! I love the wedding picture!!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Congratulations!!!

#7 is a BIG rule Doc and I have in our marriage -- there is nothing better than to hear my hubs "brag" about me to somebody else. Makes my heart tingle :)