When we see an advertisement that includes, “Serving the city for more than 25 years” or “Celebrating over 50 years of business” we take notice. While so many businesses are looking for hyped up advertising, those with longevity need only their reputation which has been earned over time.
Are you committed to your partner for the long haul? Are you sowing seeds into your marriage that will breathe life into it for decades to come? As you faithfully invest you will bear fruit in your marriage that can be noticed by others throughout your lifetime.
Coming back into the U.S. on an international trip, the customs officer asked what was Mary’s relationship to me. She said, “I am his wife of 47 years.” The customs officer raised his eyebrows, looked at the two of us and said, “Wow, you’re REALLY married!”
Humorous? Yes. Unusual? Yes. Our longevity caught him by surprise, but at the same time he wished us well and many more years as we moved through the line.
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. (Proverbs 9:11)
And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statues and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days. (I Kings 3:14)
If you’re a young couple reading this, please know that every choice you make matters for today and tomorrow. If you’re an older couple, do not rest on what was, but continue to pursue life and health for your marriage. The more our marriages mature, the more fruitful they are to become.
4 thoughts on “Longevity in Marriage is a Plus”
Very good blog today. This is coming from a guy who just Celebrated its 53rd anniversary two days ago. I think too many young couples don’t try to work on their marriage too easy to walk away. Keep up the great work Steve
Thank you! And bless you in your longevity of marriage!!
Yes and amen to more fruit in the days to come!! Thank you for this.
Amen! Thank you!!