Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Devotional for today

Don't Forget Your Honey

Let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33

Recommended ReadingEphesians 5:28-33

When mystery writer Agatha Christie married archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan in 1930, she reportedly quipped, "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her!"
If that's true, we should all be archaeologists!
As we age, we mature; and as we mature, our marriages should improve. Our love for the other should grow stronger, and our respect deeper. We should become more loving and more lovable—more interested in each other, not less.
But there's one way in which we should not be archaeologists. We don't need to keep digging up the past. The secret to a good marriage is leaving faults and failures buried under the grace of Jesus, focusing instead on meeting the needs of the other with joy in our hearts.
Remember those timeless, treasured vows: To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in heath, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live.

The trouble in marriage often starts when the man is so busy earning his salt that he forgets his honey. Anonymous

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