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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chosen To Marry

(Next week we'll start on our next series, "The Five Languages of Touch". Today is the day for a Thanksgiving-themed post.)

On this eve of Thanksgiving, it is perhaps a good opportunity to let your mate know how thankful you are for him or her.

You were chosen.

Think of that. You were wanted, above anyone else. Not just anyone else your spouse knew at the time, but all of those they had the future opportunity to meet.

It didn't end there. Your husband or wife has chosen to stay. In this age of drive-through divorces (which did exist in Las Vegas), your mate's chosen to stay.

Not because you're a thoroughly lovely person; no one is, all the time.

Not because he or she is 100% madly in love with you. Marriage tends to cure that.

Not because you're rich as Rockefeller and your spouse can't let go of the lifestyle...ever looked at the divorce statistics of rich celebrities and "beautiful people"?

It's because you were chosen, you're loved, and your mate made a promise.


We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

(If you have the chance, please visit my other blog, www.dailygracequote.wordpress.com, for a quotation and a short commentary of grace in marriage.)

This post is linked to Wedded Wednesday, a compendium of really cool posts on marriage. If you click on the logo below, you'll be taken to www.messymarriage.com, which is the springboard to a wealth of information. It's run by Beth Steffaniak, who has a heart for marriage and a soul for God!


  1. Really great thoughts, Andrew--especially the reality that the most beautiful people in the world (celebrities) have some of the worst divorce rates! And I almost missed it, your nod to my blog the statement above Wedded Wed button, so thank you for the kind words, my friend. I hope you are feeling better and remembering more today! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wife!

    1. Thank you so much, Beth.

      As you can see, I have now relearned how to "reply" to comments. It has been an uphill path, sometimes quite steep, but there are bits and pieces of physical evidence in the form of emails and suchlike that I can use as steps.

      I do remember you; me friends are familiar to me, though not necessarily the context in which we met.

      Fortunately, I seem to have written "posts" several weeks into the future, which will allow continuity of this site, and its message.

      May God bless you, my friend, and may you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving. May there be a place for the Lord at your table, and may you allow Him to break the bread, as the Founder of the Feast.

  2. I love the truth here. Marriage is about a commitment; a covenant... not about feelings or behavior. Thanks for this reminder!

    1. A covenant...yes. Exactly.

      Feelings pass, behaviour changes...promises are to keep.

      Thanks for being here!

  3. I love celebrating I am chosen. Thank you for reminding me of this. It is a joy to have you as part of the Cheerleading Link up. I can't wait to read more from you. #RaRaLinkup

    1. I'm glad I found Cheerleading! We all need it, and I'm honored be be able to play a role.

      Sometimes, being chosen, realizing this...it can be awesome. Dizzying, eh?