Sunday, August 25, 2019

[No. 33] Love Is Faithful

What is love? Love is faithful.
Someone asked me if I believed that marriage to one person makes sense.
Is it possible to love, be faithful, and commit to just one person?
Can I say yes for sure when there is one divorce every 36 seconds?
Can I say love is faithful when the average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is just eight years?
Can I believe in commitment for life when the average age for couples going through their first divorce is just 30 years old?
I’ve only been married for ~two years, so I can’t tell you from my own experience.
But I can tell you about the few couples I know who are still in love and married for 20+, 30+ years.

These couples keep Jesus at the center of their lives.
They are more in love with Him than they are with each other.
So, when the going gets tough, they don’t rely solely on each other to get through those grueling times.
They have a holy strength that isn’t limited to human willpower.
They are self-sacrificing.
They haven’t stopped trying to outdo each other in service since they are two halves but one whole.
They haven’t stopped setting special time for the two of them even when kids enter the picture.
Not to mention, they never started worshipping their kids.
They have a transparent and non-judgmental community around them to hold them accountable with their marriage.

When looking at statistics in the world around us,
it doesn’t seem possible to stay married and in love to one person.
But with God at the core, followed by layers of faithful actions and community,
it absolutely is possible.

thehonestshruth signature

Photography by Jared Lichtenberger


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Fatherhood Series Part Two: What Is One Thing You Wish You Had Known?

Like I mentioned in part one of this series, people and the media focus a lot on mothers and motherhood. But fathers have a...

Top Ten Things To Do When Visiting Austin, TX

This blog post is sponsored by Travel Texas. So you finally made it to Austin, Texas and now you are trying to figure out...

Date Night at Vixen’s Wedding in Austin, TX

Last week, hubby and I checked out Vixen’s Wedding in Austin, TX for date night! We love trying new restaurants for date night, and...