My husband recently said one of the nicest things he's ever said to me...and this from a man who frequently says some pretty nice things.
"I think the best years of our marriage are yet to come".
Wow! This is after 35....count them....35 years (this July) of what has been an already great marriage.
And yet, we know so many instances where friends and acquaintances have ended their marriage relationship about the time their kids are leaving home.
Why does this happen? Why after all those years of staying together?
We discussed these very questions after he said those endearing words.
We decided it is because married couples lose their focus along the way. Rather than being focused on each other they are focused on:
Service outside the home
Hobbies and other interests
(This is, of course, besides your relationship to Christ. And that is for another discussion).
It takes work, hard work, to keep your focus on each other. The world will offer many opportunities to get us off-track, to take our interests away from each other.
I'm really not asking for your personal answers, but I want to leave you with a couple of questions to ask yourself:
Is your focus on your mate? Really on your mate? What are you doing today that will ensure many tomorrows and "'til death do us part?"