Monday, October 11, 2010

The Girl Of His Dreams

While attending Harvard University, Teddy Roosevelt met Alice Hathaway. He immediately knew that she was the girl of his dreams.

He wrote these words in his diary: “A year ago Thanksgiving Day I made a vow to win her. Now that I have done so, the aim of my life shall be to make her happy and to shield her and guard her from every trial.”

Every marriage has its difficult days, its rocky roads, its stormy sessions and its terrible times.

Robert Dodds said, “The goal of marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.” Success in marriage is more than finding the right mate, it is being the right mate. It is more than finding the person who pleases you, it is pleasing the person whom you have found. Marriage does not consist of two people, but three people: a husband, a wife and the Lord. We must allow the God of love, the God Who created marriage, to be the center of the marriage.

Perhaps the words of the Apostle Peter might be good to place on a plaque where wives and husbands could constantly be reminded to “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Prayer: Father, we are grateful that You created marriage. Help us to work together to honor You first, and then each other – always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:31-32 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. (NIV)

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