Married Twenty Five Years With Children And Happy To Tell It
It Hasn't Been Easy Being Married For 25 Years
How We Have Stayed Married For 25 Years
Looking back over the last twenty-five years of my life, I am grateful for the man I married. You might think that twenty-five years is a long time, but it is not when you can chronicle many events and accomplishments you have enjoyed together. The best part is, I am looking with anticipation for more exciting times ahead.
I am looking forward to the time when the kids are gone, when it’s just he and I. I miss the time when we first got married. For the first four years of our marriage we didn’t have any children. Life was carefree, and we had far fewer responsibilities than we do now.
We have three children, one in college, one in high school and one in middle school. By the time the oldest completes college, the middle one will be entering college, and the youngest one with be entering high school.
The beauty of raising children and being married is, children keep you communicating. There is always a project, concern or something exciting happening in our children’s lives. They fill your lives with interesting things.
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The day we met was the day I was at my best. I was prepared in every area of my life. I was a college student minding my own business. I worked at the college I attended and he was on the hunt. The evening we met, I was looking my best and dressed my best. I remember it like it was yesterday. I wore this two-piece mauve skirt set, and the world was on my side. That night we made eye contact as he passed by the office I was working in. He passed by that door, seems like a hundred times, and never came in that night. He tracked me down later, and the rest is history. I still believe that a man should find his wife. I imagine that the reverse is possible.
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We were a young married couple who demonstrated our faith in God. We attended church together and were very active in our local church fellowship. We worked, played, vacationed and saved our money. And when our first child was born, we moved into our very first home that we purchased. We had it goin’ on, cars, a house, good income, money in our pocket and a new baby girl. We enjoyed the good life in our early days, and because of that, we enjoy a good life now.
Married With Children
The majority of our married life together has been raising children. Knowing how to handle the responsibilities of raising children takes a lot of understanding, patience and love. Children test the stability of marriage. I believe that if we had not established our relationship before we had children, we might not be together today. Children have the power to bring you together or draw you apart. Now that we have come this far, and I know what I know today, allow me to save you some heartache.
The three most important areas that determine your success in marriage are: Spirituality, Finances and Sexuality. – In other words, your faith, money and sex.
Spirituality – Your faith in marriage provides a reference point for standards you set. In our marriage, we have values, beliefs and morals that we try to uphold to keep us grounded. When we miss the mark, we have our faith to get us back on track. Having a standard has kept us from many problems, and we have only had a few setbacks.
Finances – We decided early on to combine our finances to achieve our dreams. We realized that money is a resource that can create joy, and lack of it, can create great sorrow. Paying bills on time, and not living entirely on credit keeps us moving forward. My husband has always lived within his means, and I have tried my best to support him. He is the main income earner, and I supplement our household income.
Sex – Sex is sacred to our relationship. We understand the need of the other, and meet that need the best we can. Sharing ourselves with each other is critical to our health and well being. Both men and women need sexual gratification. Sex in our marriage is the place where no one else is allowed. You can come to our house, eat our food, sit on the sofa, but you cannot share our bed. That’s for he and I.
Scroll Down For Six Interesting "Facts of Three" In Marriage
Three Areas That Bring The Greatest Turmoil
- Other People In Your Marriage.
- Job Dissatisfaction.
Three Areas That Bring The Most Fun
- Playing Together.
- Reading Together.
- Family Togetherness.
Three Areas That Need To Be Worked On The Most
- Good Communication.
- Being Considerate.
- Celebrating Special Days.
Three People/Groups That Can Help Bring Harmony In Your Marriage
- The Church.
- Another Married Couple.
Three Places Every Married Couple Should Go
- Fancy Luxurious Hotel.
- Cruise (if you don’t get seasick) or Nature Vacation.
- Outing Of Your Choice (as often as you can).
Last Three Things Every Married Couple Should Do Together
- Eat Together.
- Pray Together.
- Sleep Together.
I hope you have enjoyed this short version of marriage in a nutshell. I enjoyed writing and sharing it with you. I am sure you have other points and tips, please share your thoughts in the comment section.
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