25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, part 5
SERIES NOTE: Since one of the most read posts I’ve published was about how Theresa and I stayed married for 25 years so far, here’s a series of 25 lessons I’ve learned in that 25 years! I’ll be posting twice weekly – Mondays and Wednesdays – with this series. And Fridays will be something fun/different.
9. Faith in God sets relationships right
I became a Christian just 18 months before meeting my wife-to-be in college. My mentality about relationships was still very ‘secular’; I lacked biblical definitions of masculinity, being a husband or a father, and how to develop a healthy marriage and maintain it.
One of the most critical things I have learned is that a married person’s identity being centered on their spouse is too heavy and unfair to them. No one can ensure your sense of value and maintain that well-being for you. It is crushing to expect your spouse to ‘be’ all for you or to be the source of your sense of value.
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