1. Thank you for sharing your experience. Part of your story makes me want to laugh (we’ve had hotel stays like that, too) and part makes me want to cringe because I know all too well what it’s like to be THAT couple in the resteraunt fighting and shouting at one another (been there, too). I also struggle with wanting to act out of emotions and what I want instead of fulfilling my man’s needs first and being grateful for what God has blessed me with. I find myself coming to the Lord daily and seeking His guidance in my words, actions, and attitude toward Him. But I could not do it on my own, that is for sure.

    Thank you for your wonderful and godly advice that you pour out for married couples. I love reading every single one of your posts. I have truly been blessed to have found your blog about 2 years ago and love seeing your new posts in my email each week. From a girl who struggles with a lot of the same things you have in the past (and still), I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing your wisdom and truth is. Thank you for allowing the Lord to work through you and your husband to encourage and help others. Lots of love and hugs!

    1. Oh wow, Cyndi, I’m so glad you shared your story! It blessed me tremendously. God is good. He’ll guide you and strengthen you…and convict you! 🙂 But conviction, when we are obedient to it, leads to growth, and growth leads to fruit. Stay faithful, my friend!

  2. Whew! That definitely wasn’t a great anniversary trip at all! However, it sounds like you received a wonderful gift out of it. The gift of being reminded of the wonderful works God has done in your life!
    I so love reading and following along, although I rarely comment 🙂

  3. You just need to work together and keep surprising each other with little things. For example, my mother won’t move from her home — I run back and forth to drop off food for her (she is 90) that I make over the wkend in Tupperware containers so she can just heat and eat. This week, my husband is home sick with a cold and I ran to my Mom’s yesterday, did her laundry, sorted her frig, then ran back home, to care for my husband for 2-3 hrs., then went to work at night to 9 pm! I set up the vaporizer for him, his pills to take and yes, got cough medicine. We just sat and talked and relaxed once I got home and then had to go to work. He appreciated it very much. I also remember in Yrs. 2000, 2001 and 2002 and 2003, when we took his mother (my mother in law) into our home and cared for her for 4 yrs., cooked for her, did her laundry etc. etc. until she passed in yr. 2004! We both care for our families and KNOW what family means and BE THERE for our parents and yet even for 1 or 2 hrs. to be with each other!

  4. Dearest Jolene, I love your sentence “Consideration goes a long way in a relationship.” I’m so sorry for those experiences when you longed for a precious time. But I thank the Lord for the precious love you have for each other. Blessings, Cordy

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