Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. I got married for the first time at age 40 to Larry, my best male friend of ten plus years. (I did break off two marriage proposals to others before finally getting married. I can certainly relate to the confusion a single woman feels in deciding if “he” is God’s man for her. I’ll give you tips on deciding in another blog.) Anyway, my husband, then best male friend, called me at 3 a.m. in the morning to confess his love for me. I was sleeping. I thought something terrible had happened. Little did I know that this call would change my life forever!
The story of our marriage has all the drama and comedy that makes a great made-for-television movie. We got married on the lovely island of Jamaica.
If I were going to give a Christian single woman advice about getting married, I would say:
1) Marry a man who loves God more than he loves you. He’ll do right by you because he wants to be pleasing to God.
2) Marry someone who appreciates your inner beauty as much as he appreciates your physical beauty. Sickness, accidents or aging will change your “physical” beauty but the mental connection will last a lifetime.
What advice would you share with a Christian single woman (or man) about getting married?