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I've noticed how many women on here have complained about their husbands or marriages not being what they expected.
I'd like to hear from posters, male and female, who ARE happily married, or from widows and widowers who think of their late spouses with love and affection. Anybody?

Moderator - Praise God! I would also like to hear a positive and encouraging blog on this topic.

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 ---Cluny on 2/24/11
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I thought I might add that one of the things that makes our marriage work is that I am an unusual woman. I hate to shop. We never have arguments over what I spend or what he spends as we discuss all financial matters together before making any purchase other than the usual groceries, etc.
---KarenD on 3/2/11

What can i add to what allready is said, but this usually in marriage we try two wrong things
we tolerate our own faults and adjust the faults of our partner. we should rather do the opposite. tolerate the faults of our partner and try to addapt our own faults. we both do, and i must say that this is a very good attitude to groxw into eachother.
---andy3996 on 3/2/11

Thank you, Strong Axe . . . God bless you, too . . .
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/1/11

Hilarious 1st Cliff, Do you know what DAJA MOO means? I've heard this bull before...:-) Anyone with that kind of fun about their marriage is doing great. Communication is very important but I feel laughter is just as important. I enjoyed what you had to say.:-)))
---Reba on 2/28/11

They say "opposites attract"" well she's a perfectionist and I'm a slob,but we've never had a serious argument in 22 years!

She says "there's nothing i wouldn't do for you" and I say "There's nothing I wouldn't do for you either""

So we go thru life doing "nothing ' for each other! (a little humor there)

Seriously neither of us "control" the other and "communication" is the key to successful relationships!
---1st_cliff on 2/27/11

The invitation to our wedding said, "Come see what the Lord has done as we join our lives together in serving the Lord." If I have a problem with my husband, I discuss it with him, and not everyone else.
---KarenD on 2/27/11

Marriage can be beautiful. I have been married 30+ years. Marriage is never what we expect it to be. Sometimes better,sometimes worse. With a lot of ups and downs.A lot of frustration and disappointments. But there are lots of good times and happiness in between.A lot depends on the two people involved,also. How committed they are to each other and are willing to make the union work.
My marriage is okay. I married a great guy who believes in marriage and keeping his vows. Same for me.
---Robyn on 2/26/11

How refreshing to hear of marriages that DO work and bless each partner! The unmarried need to observe and listen to couples like these.
---Donna66 on 2/26/11

I am a widow who was married 50 years and 3 days. We celebrated our anniversary in hospice care. Everything wasn't always roses but when I think of my husband I think of how we cared for each other, how he took care of us, how hard he worked, how hard I worked. I remember him with love and affection and there is an empty hole in my life. It will never be filled. He was one of a kind.
---shira3877 on 2/26/11

"One of the things the head does is receive input from all over the body and process it."
---Cluny on 2/25/11

Cluny, I have never heard of anyone saying this before about the head and this is so true. If I have a sore toe, the information travels by nerves to the brain, which registers: toe pain! check it out! So, my brain tells my hands to check out my toe and my eyes to see what is the matter. The head would be pretty stupid not to listen to the toe and then needs the assistance of other body parts to do something about it.
---Carra3637 on 2/26/11

\\The biblical "head of household" idea is misused by many
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/25/11\\

One of the things the head does is receive input from all over the body and process it.
---Cluny on 2/25/11


If we are honest, we will acknowledge that we are not perfect. If we wait until we ARE perfect before we marry (in order to spare the other person from having to deal with our imperfections), we will end up old and alone. An important part of a relationship is learning how to deal with our own imperfections, and also those of the other party involved. (And this applies to all kinds of relationships - marriages, friendships, and business relationships as well.)
---StrongAxe on 2/25/11

A breath of fresh air...thanks, Cluny!

I love and respect my husband to the utmost. He is spirit-filled, wise, intelligent, kind, giving, trustworthy, strong, charismatic, funny and a natural born leader. I sincerely mean it when I say that there's not another man walking the earth today who I'd trade my husband for. I don't believe a better man exists. Oh, and let me not forget to say he's incredibly handsome!

We have had many ups and downs, but I have to say that our marriage is actually stronger because of the downs. In our 20 years together, we've learned how to truly love, respect and share our lives together.
---AlwaysOn on 2/25/11

Thank you Cluny for this opportunity.

I am a widower who thinks of my late wife with love and affection. I have to admit to being one of those boring men who never felt tempted to stray.

But there's one comment I would make, and that is that we shared decisions, and in many instances, she was the one best suited to make the decisions ... in all kinds of area.

And I think that a lot of trouble can be caused by men who insist on being head of the household, who don't take into account either their wife's wishes, or her likes, or her greater knowledge and instinct.

The biblical "head of household" idea is misused by many
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/25/11

I chose my wife and she chose me. She serves me and makes me comfortable. She attends to my needs, helps and takes care of me. She does all she can to make my projects successful. I do the same for her. We are each others best friend and biggest supporter.
We both put our trust and hearts into The Lord to do His will. Our marriage is our first ministry. This has worked for 36 years.
I serve her, she serves me, God serves us and we serve Him.
If you wanta start a fight then hit this bee hive but remember ya will hafta fight all the bees.
---Elder on 2/25/11

Hello Cluny & Moderator, I for one love my husband dearly. That's not saying we never argue or fight :-). We were born the same month, day & year. We went to school together & met in first grade. We're almost like twin siblings so yes there's disagreements plenty. But we absolutely love each other completely. We read the Bible together, go to church together, He's self-employed so we work together lots of the time. We are BEST FRIENDS! So I'm glad to say I'm one of the few blessed with a great marriage. We love God & each other completely.
---Reba on 2/25/11

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My husband & I met when I was 21 & he was 25. I was pregnant with my daughter from an ex . Well now we've been married over 11 yrs and my daughter is 11.We have three boys ages ten, six and a half and two and a half. We have disagreements,but are happy. Lastnight we had our 6 yr old falling asleep on the couch,and our two year old asleep on daddys lap while we watched t.v. and we looked at eachother and thought "this is life"
---Candice on 2/25/11

Well, I've never been married, never mind successfully married, but I'd like to join in this, anyway. For some time, I have been interested in getting married. But my own self messed it up, so I couldn't get straight even about who I belong with. But now I am more into putting God first and trusting Him, and with this has come much better relating with ladies, so I am satisfied instead of wishing and worrying and wondering in the confusion of "attraction" . . . instead, go with satisfaction of being led by God and loving any and all people (c: And this has brought better bonding with various ladies.
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/25/11

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