My Tuesday Women’s Biblestudy has taken on marriage as a topic this fall. This has ignited great discussions of everything from how we survived the newly-wed years (poor and in school), to preparing for “empty nest syndrome” (complete with hot flashes!).
We are each staunchly pro-marriage, but within that have found the freedom to say how tough creating a good marriage can be and the choices we’ve made along the way to keep this whole thing moving in a positive direction!
There are some scars among our tight-knit group, but lots to celebrate in the relationships we now have. And that’s been the Point! How do we find JOY in the now after all these years? What do we do with any lost expectations of how it should’ve gone?
Life proves rather messy and surprising and if we aren’t careful to be reminded we may miss some of the incredible blessings that have come our way. Getting together in a group, sharing hurts and happinesses brings all the more to light. Shared stories remind us: we are not where we were… and we haven’t yet fully arrived… but there is Hope for change and always room to grow… with a good dose of JOY available in the process.
God IS faithful, He is FOR our marriages and He has spelled out in His Word for us to gather together and encourage each other along the way. I pray you will seek out a group of women to share life with, it does make a difference.
Me & my cousin Ashley❤️
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