Lesson 2…CHOOSE YOUR SPOUSE WISELY
Ever since I’ve been a little girl, I dreamed of that fairly tale romance. That Price Charming, sweep you off your feet, Knight and Shining Armor man that would whisk me away to happily ever after. Ok, so I’m not Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella or even Snow White, but by golly I’m the daughter of a King and I believe in fairy tales. I married a realist though who likes to remind me that I can’t always live in fairytale land. But that’s what’s so great about us…when I’m living in never, never land, he pulls me back to reality. He’s my ying to my yang. And I like to think that when he drifts off to another world, I’m able to bring him back to this one as well. See, there’s no such thing as the perfect mate, no such thing as the perfect marriage, but how we see our relationship can make all the difference. For as long as I can remember I prayed for God to send me the right husband. I believe God heard those prayers and God sent ME the right one. He might not be right for everyone. But he’s right for me. We are a team. We respect one another, we fight fair, we love unconditionally, we forgive and we hold ourselves accountable to God. What does that last part mean? It means when times get hard, on days that he’s not my knight in shining armor and I’m not his princess, that we remember our vows to one another and to God. We remember that we don’t give up, not because of how much we love each other, but because of how much we love God. Kids, I encourage you to choose a spouse who puts God above you. The Bible gives us many wonderful passages about our roles as husbands and wives. Maybe that will be a lesson down the road. But for now, remember this verse from 2 Corinthians 6:14 – “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” A spouse that loves, serves and fears the Lord will be the right one for you. They won’t give up when the going gets tough. When looks fade and romance dies, they will show you that true love prevails. I’ve been blessed to stand beside a man that loves and respects me (and that in turn I love, honor and respect), that believes romance is important and doesn’t give up. And that’s why I still believe in fairytales.