Little Did I Know

I remember many years ago when I answered the question: “Wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded wife? To love her in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, for better or for worse, so long as you both shall live?”  I responded, “I will.”  Little did I know, as a young man, what I was promising.

In the early years of our marriage there was sickness and poverty, and yes, it got worse. It took me a while to discover that marriage is about giving, not getting. I asked God to give me the attitude of Christ toward my wife. He answered that prayer and taught me how to serve her. It wasn’t long until she reciprocated and ‘yes’ things got ‘better’, much better.