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Tonight, I helped my church in Waco throw a Valentine's Banquet for the senior adults in the church. It was so fun serving the older generation and giving them a fun Valentine's party to remember! I felt so blessed to be able to serve them so they could have a night out with friends and loved ones. Seeing these wonderful people who have been married for 40, 50, and 60 years got me thinking about my future marriage (if I get married, of course). I want to someday have that kind of loving relationship with my husband, when, after 68 years of marriage (that was the longest anniversary at the banquet), we will still hold firm to our love for each other and our love for God. I know that the secret to this couple's marriage is a lot of hard work, faith in God, and trust in His works.

Marriage is such a beautiful blessing from God, a picture of Christ and the Church. But it has been so distorted in today's society. Nearly half of all couples get divorced. People of the same sex can and do marry, despite the fact that the Bible says marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Love is viewed as a feeling that comes and goes, not as an action or a verb. How backwards society has painted the picture of marriage.

I want to have the kind of marriage that is built on love, trust, and most importantly, a foundation in Christ. I am praying for my future husband, that God will prepare our hearts to love each other with a love that comes from God alone.

Meanwhile, in this time of singleness, I will continue to become the woman God calls me to be. I will continue to dive further into my relationship with Him and fall more and more in love with Him. He is all I will ever need! He is my God, my strength and my fortress! In Him I trust, no matter what path He leads me on.

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who has been born of God knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." -1 John 4:7-8


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