Wedded Bliss?

This is a picture of my husband and I after we had been married for 2 weeks.  Don’t we look young and lovely? We were at a party being held in our honor by my husband’s parents. I must tell you that when this picture was being taken, I was wondering if I had made a mistake.  I was angry with my husband, and he was probably angry with me.   Why do I share this story?

To give hope, to give encouragement, to give courage.  And to give voice to the lie, that everyone else’s lives are perfect, everyone else is experiencing love and commitment, everyone else is happy.  This is a lie. 

My husband and I are celebrating 32 years of marriage.  Many times, we are challenged to love each other, forgive each other, and stay committed to each other.  Many times, we experience joy and fun and love in abundance.  We are human beings—and thus we are broken.

There is a song, called Broken Together by Casting Crowns, that speaks to the truth of this.

If you look under the song at the comments, you will read so many stories of hope, and encouragement, as well as so many people asking for prayer.  

These are the words to this song:

What do you think about when you look at me

 I know we’re not the fairytale you dreamed we’d be

 You wore the veil, you walked the aisle, you took my hand

 And we dove into a mystery

How I wish we could go back to simpler times

 Before all our scars and all our secrets were in the light

Now on this hallowed ground, we’ve drawn the battle lines

 Will we make it through the night

It’s going to take much more than promises this time

 Only God can change our minds

 Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete

 Could we just be broken together

If you can bring your shattered dreams and I’ll bring mine

 Could healing still be spoken and save us

 The only way we’ll last forever is broken together

 How it must have been so lonely by my side

 We were building kingdoms and chasing dreams and left love behind

I’m praying God will help our broken hearts align

 And we won’t give up the fight

Please know that we are praying for you and your marriage, and we ask for you to pray for us in our marriage.  We are a broken people, and we need God’s grace and strength to love and forgive each other.  We need God’s grace and strength to love and forgive each other!!!

May we be encouraged!!

11 thoughts on “Wedded Bliss?

  1. Wow! Love this! Life IS NOT PERFECT! A few weeks after we got married I told Dan that this was not what I envsioned…I was writing thank you notes for wedding gifts, doing his dirty laundry, setting up “house” and working full time. Also we worked different shifts.
    I had to learn how to ask for help….I would write notes to him stating what needed to get done…..he couldn’t read my mind……
    Anyway Happy ANNIVERSARY! As we celebrate a wedding this weekend, I am embracing the “imperfections”. God makes everything perfect in HIS own time. Love you!

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  2. Happy Anniversary, my friend. And thank you for reminding us that we’re not perfect so love won’t be perfect. We do hurt each other; we do feel like we can’t go on. I can’t tell you the number of times I wanted out. But staying the course is the best way. Thanks, Katers, for your wonderful words.

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    1. Thank you so much for you encouragement! I’m so glad you connected to the lyrics in the song. I connect with them as well. 🙂 I love your thought–a relationship doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. 🙂 Thank you for that as well!! 🙂

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  3. Certainly appropriate as I in in UP celebrating a wedding. I pray you are celebrating your Anniversary in a special way today. Every day is special. 💕💕

    Sent from my iPhone


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