Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

I wanted to write a sentimental post .. a romantic post about our anniversary. But hubby is sick with a flu, and my brain is fried. There's a verse in the Bible that is a blue print of a growing, lasting, vital marriage... I decided to post that instead:


" ... Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of yor lack of self-control." (I Cor 7:3-5)

Marriage built on grace:
Grace releases and affirms. It doesn't smother.
Grace values the dignity of individuals. It doesn't destroy.
Grace supports and encourages. It isn't jealous or suspicious.

The more the grace of God is awakened in a marriage, the less husbands will attempt to control and restrict and the less wives will feel the need to "please no matter what". It makes marriage easier to manage. (taken from Grace awaking by Charles Swindoll)


In case you just visited and missed my post yesterday, click here for our wedding song and love story.

12 comments:

jen said...

praying your hubby gets better real soon
happy anniversary :)

larkspur said...

Oh Liza - you put a smile on my face this early morning in Nashville, Tennessee.
You are a beautiful young couple.
May your husband heal quickly.
Good weekend wishes are sent to you and yours over the miles. Larkspur

Kansas Bob said...

Happy Anniversary from Kansas!

Katrina said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved your post. The Bible truly does contain everything we need for a loving, healthy marriage. The book I'm reading now ("Sacred Marriage") reminds us that Jesus used the metaphor of marriage to reflect God's ministry of reconciliation to the world. What a beautiful thought. Blessings to both of you!

Mich said...

thanks for visiting and clicking on my top momma photo!! Happy Anniversary!

Joyful Days said...

What a great looking couple!! Happy anniversary with prayers for many more.

Kamsin said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you had an awesome day!

Linda said...

Thank you so much for visiting Liza and for taking the time to email me. I love to meet new friends.
I hope you have had a wonderful Anniversary and that your husband is feeling much better. Happy Anniversary to both of you. You can contact me any time!

I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Happy Anniversary, Liza! Looking at both photos, neither one of you have changed at all. That's a sure sign of a good marriage!

I hope hubby feels better!

Rena said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your husband is feeling better.
My husband and I have an October wedding too!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OH! I love the photos (did you add these?)

You are a gorgeous couple! :)

Arthur said...

Hi Liza!! Happy Anniversary!! Be blessed! :)