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25 Years Married and We’re Still Figuring It Out, Jenny Bolt Price

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We celebrate 25 Years this coming Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Happy Anniversary Honey!

It’s been a ton of fun and a wonderland of images-4learning for both of us and of course, a lot of work.

Here’s 25 truths we are still discovering for the next several decades (we pray):

1.  Studying one another daily, weekly, monthly – leads to seeing the needs of each other, and being able to serve more specifically.

2.  Be on the same team heading the same direction – especially when life gets hard – it will.

3.  Allow each other to express and live out specific talents – and support each other in those pursuits.

4.  You won’t always get along – and that is okay.

5.  You are the best giver of feedback to one another – give it graciously and often.

6. Laughing, Hugging, Praying, Playing, Touching, Cuddling, Seeing one another DAILY is a treasure.

7.  Getting help from outside sources to support the health of your marriage is wise.

8.  Seeing one another through God’s heart and loving each other in that powerful place – will always work.

9.  Don’t tell each other how to drive, or cook, or how to make the bed or raise the kids – rather, come alongside and do it together, how you do it, and how the other does it, and find agreement there.

10.  Marriage maximizes the influence of our lives – as does raising kids – know that your marriage is a powerful ministry to those you don’t even know are watching.

11.  Prioritize time for JUST THE TWO of us.  Find date nights that tick for both of you and GO ON DATES often.  YES, you can find a sitter.  If you care enough to fall in love more.

images-512.  Protect one another in action, in speech, and in attitude – especially in how you speak about your spouse to others.

13.  Show others, especially your kids, what a partnership looks like.

14.  When you find passions you can share, use them as tools to reach more people with His Love.

15.  Enjoy the strong leadership of your husband (or equip it to grow) and support his decisions in loving and serving the family.

16.  Use your home for hospitality.  Serve by hosting events, small groups, spontaneous dinners, expecting nothing in return.

17.  When one of you is freaking out (usually Me) ask this simple question – what can I do to help you right now?

18.  When submitting to or when dying to self and loving one another, do it as UNTO Jesus, with a happy heart, and with joyful motives.

19.  There will be for better moments and there will be FOR WORSE moments – these are the deeper test of your love.  Assure one another in these times – I AM WITH YOU.  Walk together in the storms.

images-120. Know and find a balance between honesty and sensitivity and communicate with this balance.

21.  Ask your spouse discovery questions like:  What is one thing you would like me to do more of?  Less of?  What is one way I can bless you today?

22.  Go on vacation –  just the two of you – twice a year, even if only for a long weekend.  It will revive the marriage.

23.  Look to other stronger, godly couples for mentorship.

24.  Remember, your marriage is THE ONLY one that your kids will model the most from.  Model as well as you can each and every day.

25.  Grow together.  Go new places together.  GLOW His love and light bigger – together.

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