Last night, February 11th, my employer, The Village Network, had an employee appreciation party. It was loads of fun. I got to dress up, hang out with friends and dance. (Thanks Charlene, Tim, Sam and Rich!) During the evening I was able to meet a fellow employee’s new wife and another coworker’s fiancé. I enjoy meeting newlyweds and people planning on getting married, because I want them to know how awesome marriage is. I might come on a bit strong, but the conversation goes something like, “Bobby and I have been married for almost (insert number of years) and its been great. I love being married!”
I am being completely serious. If I have done nothing else right in my life, saying “yes” to Bobby is the most right thing I could have ever done. He is such a blessing to me! And I know he would say the same thing about me. We complement each other so well.
Alright, I know my sister, Randi, is about to toss her cookies because of how saccharin sweet this post is. But I really want to impress on you, my reader, that I am a huge advocate of marriage. It can be the most amazing relationship on earth. (The only relationship more important is my relationship with God. He is the one who makes my life possible, so I am obviously overwhelmed with gratitude!) However, it isn’t something that just happens. It takes a willingness to do what it takes to make it that way.
Which comes to my point, if you are married and you think your marriage could use a tune up, then may I suggest you attend The Art of Marriage event at Parkview Christian Church in Wooster, Ohio on February 25? It is being sponsored by the newly formed Press On Marriage Ministry team. We are using a video series from Family Life Ministries throughout the day. I think you will have a good time and probably be challenged, too. As great as I would say our marriage is, I truly believe it could be even better.
If you are interested in attending, you can sign up on the Press On Marriage Ministry website. Just click here. You can also attend the catered dinner on Friday night. (It is included in the price of the conference — which is just $30 a couple.)
At the party last night, I was able to introduce Bobby to a lot of my coworkers who have only heard me talk about him. One of the highlights was when one of them told Bobby about how I talk about him. She said it is “refreshing” to see someone talk so positively about marriage. I am glad I do and a little saddened it isn’t the general consensus throughout society. I firmly believe marriage can be awesome. I’m living proof! Don’t believe me, come to the conference and see for yourself.