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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today, my one true love and I celebrate 30 years of marriage!

That’s a bit of a mind-boggling number, because in some ways the marriage journey that Jenni and I have traveled together has flown by. In other ways, I feel like we’ve earned every one of those 30 years.

What’s Our Secret?

It’s hard to point to a single thing that I would say is THE key to keeping your marriage strong and healthy, because a great marriage takes time and attention to a lot of little things every day. But if I had to pick one thing, it would be Jesus. He is the foundation of our marriage and our example of relentless love and grace. It is the love he displays for his bride (that’s you and me, by the way) that has taught me most about how to love my bride. It’s what I refer to as the bridal paradigm.

If you want to know more of our “secrets” to a long, happy marriage, I have a new article up on Your Tango called “Why After 30 Years Of Marriage, The Best Is Yet To Come.” It talks about the importance of always believing that the best years of your marriage are still ahead of you.  

If you want to know a bit more about our history, which started way back when Jenni and I met in sixth grade, you can read it in the post called “Our Love Story.”

Let me close by saying a public thank you to the love of my life. 

I am so thankful for you and for our marriage. I can honestly say that I could not be the man I am today without your love, encouragement, support and patience. You bless me more than I can possibly describe. You still capture my heart with one glance of your eye.

Here’s to another 30!  The best is yet to come!


Tom and Debi - The Romantic Vineyard said...

Congratulations on three decades. So happy we get to share the joys and challenges to come together as friends. Enjoy your celebration!!

Lori @ Encourage Your Spouse said...

Just lovely. Congratulations! (x30)

J said...

That made me choke up a little there. Congratulations!

Unveiled Wife said...


Scott said...

Thanks to all for the kind wishes!

Anonymous said...

My One True Love,
Thank you so much for the sweet love letter your wrote on your post for our anniversary! You are, and always will be, the man of my dreams. Thank you for loving me so well for the past 30 (plus) years and I can't wait to see what is in store for us for the next 30 (plus!)

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