1. This is SUCH a sweet story. Wow. It’s amazing how God brought the two of you together years before you ever married!

    My husband and I had been in pretty close proximity to each other before we ever met, and later discovered that we had a few mutual acquaintances. He went to high school just 15 miles from where my grandparents have lived for over 30 years, so we were pretty near each other then. Now we go to college in the same town where my grandparents live, and that’s how we met–our first day on campus. 🙂 I started praying for my future husband when I was 15, and it was during our high school years that he had some of the biggest challenges to his faith and purity. By God’s grace he was brought safely though all that. I’m thankful for the encouragement I had to pray for him.

    Even though we haven’t been married for quite two years yet, I know that my husband is the greatest blessing of my life (outside of Jesus and his forgiveness, of course!). I am so thankful to be able to call him my lover, my encourager, my best friend and my “buddy.” 🙂 Thanks for this post, Jolene, and happy birthday to your Eric!

    1. That’s awesome to hear how the Lord brought the two of you together, Jaimie! I loved hearing how you started praying for him when you were 15. So sweet! 🙂

  2. Jolene-
    This post actually brought me to tears. God has done amazing things in you and your husband’s life together! I usually catch a lot of guff for being my husband’s biggest fan- and I appreciate seeing another sister in Christ lifting up her husband. Thank you for sharing your amazing story with everyone.

  3. What a fantabulous, precious story. I adore it and what God has done in your lives separately and then together! My story looks quite different and I appreciate the prod to continue in doing Romans 12:10 and bring honor to my husband as it will make a radical difference. And just as God moved in ways that never could’ve been guessed in your life, He’s at work in all of our lives in just the same way. Never grow tired of doing good. Thank you for your inspiration. 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy birthday to your beloved!!

    My Rooster is such a blessing. He is 48 (will be 49 in May) and I am 42 (will be 43 in Aug) We will be married 16 years in Aug. We have a unique relationship because we are unequally yoked. I am born again and he is not. But he believes in God and accepts that Jesus is God’s son. I do most of the biblical teaching in our home. He does talk to our daughter about God. But I know God gave him to me. I would not trade him for anything. God knows what he is doing.

    Our song is “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd. My favorite line is “he sure knew what he was doing, when he joined these two hearts.”

    We are very blessed indeed for the wonderful gift of Husbands from God.

    Have a wonderful day.

    1. Amy, it sounds like regardless of being unequally yoked with your man, you’re still enjoying the blessing of your marriage. Wise woman!

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