Friday, April 19, 2013

Quote of the day

I read this quote in this article today.  I liked it because it's true. And I feel I can share it because I'm not disappointed, so it is in no way an unarticulated dig at my husband.  It's just one of the truths about marriage:

The beauty of marriage is two flawed people living under one roof, choosing to be faithful, even when we're disappointed.

 In Christian marriage, we are invited to be faithful, in the good times and the bad, through sickness and health, in richer and in poorer.  Meaning, we are called, committed, covenanted to be faithful when we want to be, when things are going right, and when we wouldn't dream of looking elsewhere.  AND we are called, committed, and covenanted to being faithful when we are disappointed, when everything is going right, when we wonder "Why on earth did I choose to marry _______ anyway?"  

There is beauty, and richness, and blessing in being faithful.  We grow in trust, we grow in vulnerability, we grow in love.  And that, after all, is the reason God calls us to be together anyway, isn't it?