Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"So, how's the married life?"

I myself am guilty of asking the titled question to many of my friends and I am now the recipient of the same.

Adjusting to married life has not been a difficult adjustment at all. In fact, by God's grace it has been very easy and enjoyable. It really hasn't felt like a huge adjustment at all. I have to give the credit for this to the church I attend - they put a lot of time, effort and energy into the marriages of the church and I have had the privilege of sitting under incredible teaching on this subject. And I'm talking even BEFORE pre-marital classes. However, had I not gotten sound teaching prior to the classes, I certainly would have gotten it there. Pastor Luke and Leila make sure that any couple considering marriage has the FULL picture of what it's like to be a wife/husband. They don't sugar-coat things and they certainly don't allow you to walk into this commitment with "fantasy thinking" about being married.

I am so grateful to my church and it's leaders for doing all they can to prepare me to take this step. Have I learned everything there is to know about being a wife? Of course not...I have the rest of my life to work on that. But I have been given a solid foundation on which to build my marriage. Everyday I learn more, but knowing the foundational and biblical truths makes a HUGE difference!

Franco has helped make it a very smooth and easy transition to make - he is the most incredible man that I know and I am so thankful for him. Everyday I look forward to when he pulls up in the driveway and is home for the night. I love doing our devotions and praying together every night before bed. I love waking up with him and both of us getting ready for work in the morning. And believe it or not, I even love doing housework now, knowing that it's our house and we're both working together to make it a great place - it's awesome! God created such an incredible gift when He gave Eve to Adam. It's true that everyday you learn a little more about "dying to self" and learning to serve your spouse, which of course is a great example of our relationship with God. It's a little difficult at times for me to find the balance of serving God and being a wife to Franco but I desire to find it and I believe that I will have God's help in doing so.

So in conclusion, the "married life" is wonderful, incredible and exciting!

1 comment:

miekie said...

Hi,

A little bit late, but congratulations. I heard from Sam that you got married. That is great news and according to your messages, married life is going great too.
In case you don't remember (I am one of the girls from Holland that you met in Namibia last year, the short one)
Greatings Annemiek