671: SILVER ANNIVERSARY (REFLECTING ON 25 YEARS)

“It takes just a moment for me to tell you I love you but I will spend a lifetime trying to prove it. Anonymous

silver anniversary

Let’s explore a milestone in marriage: Our Silver Anniversary.

A lot of life can happen in 25 years:

  • Moves all over the country
  • Financial difficulties
  • Job losses, recessions, and even the loss of a house
  • The death of family members
  • Watching your kids grow up from birth to adulthood
  • Injuries and health problems for those you care about
  • Business and professional growth
  • Family situations that crop up
  • Going from dysfunctional to intentional

These things happened, but when you stood there exchanging your vows, you didn’t know what truly was ahead of you when you got married. But if you make a choice to invest in your marriage and move forward together, you’ll be celebrating many milestones along the way.

Embrace that you will grow and change as a person during your marriage. It doesn’t matter if the two have been married for 3 weeks or 30 years; you are still growing and changing. So embrace it. Grow together.

It’s also important that you set boundaries. Set them with your parents, your kids, your calendar, your friends. Protect your time together. Protect the information that you share with others.

Remember, pursuit doesn’t end with the wedding. Don’t stop pursuing and romancing one another after the wedding. The wedding is just the beginning. It’s the road traveled that’s most exciting.

Now, you will be uncomfortable sometimes, and that is okay. Be comfortable being uncomfortable because it’s going to happen. Whether it’s trying something new, meeting new people, or moving to a new home.

Never forget that the people you surround yourself with matters. So be intentional about friends that are supportive of your marriage. If the people you are around speak poorly of their spouses, find new friends.

And don’t forget, when you invest in your marriage and make it a priority, people notice and so will you. You don’t know who is watching you do marriage well. You may just be inspiring your children, your friends, and your family to reach that silver wedding anniversary milestone.

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