Recently I have met two ADORABLE older couples. They both love each other dearly and are so kind and respectful to each other. The both love God. One of the couples husband told my older brother that he had never been in a fight with his current wife (he had divorced once before he was a Christian, then he married his current wife). The other couple have only fought once. This has led me to believe that it is possible to have a really great marriage! My parents don’t have a good marriage…. AT ALL! But meeting people who DO have great marriages gives me hope. So I wanted to shout out there that a great marriage is possible, with a little effort. So read and be encouraged. 😀 😀
|April 15, 2015 at 11:49|
THANK YOU!! Haha I needed encouragement in this subject. My favorite is when older couples still love each other, and are kind and respectful of each other instead of bickering and whatnot (or only “tolerant” of each other) like so many people seem to do.
I know people sometimes say they argue because they love each other, but I don’t ever want my relationship to be that way.
|April 15, 2015 at 12:06|
That is so cool you met those couples! 😀 My parents have a really great marriage. They have some problems (like everyone), but they’re there for each other through the problems. 🙂 There are some amazing marriages out there, and it’s definitely possible to have one. 🙂
|April 15, 2015 at 12:07|
I think it is possible to have a good marriage but I don’t think it’s possible to have a perfect marriage because we are all human and none of us are perfect.
|April 17, 2015 at 17:46|
thank your for your voice of reason @pokadot I totally agree with you!!
|April 30, 2015 at 12:37|
@PolkaDot I don’t know why, but the first time I read your comment I read it as: Americans, not humans. So I thought you said: “We are all Americans and none of us are perfect.” lol
Anyways, I disagree, though, I think it is possible to be perfect through Jesus. But if we do mess up once or twice it’s not the end of world. Although that is something that I may need to read and pray about a little bit more before I say for certain.
|May 2, 2015 at 13:45|
I think that our definition of perfect and God’s definition of perfect are a little different. To be perfect in our/society’s sense you abstain from bad behavior and do good. You’re kind, patient, brave, loving etc. I’ve been thinking about it lately, and I do think it’s possible–like Nate said–to be all these things since we have Jesus. We *can* abstain from bad behavior and do good, and be all these things, all the time! Maybe we *won’t* but we *can*.
Now, the greek word the Bible uses defines “perfect” as complete in all forms. So it includes goodness yes, but there’s something more. We won’t be completely complete until we get to heaven. That’s why we say we won’t be perfect until we get to heaven. (I’m basing this in part from Philippians 3:12. I assume when Paul talks about attaining perfection he’s talking about when he’s in Heaven. Plus we know there is no sin in Heaven) Am I making any sense? 🙂
I think it’s actually great news! It means no matter how great and good and “perfect” someone is here on earth, we’ll be even better in Heaven!
|May 2, 2015 at 17:46|
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