The food was great, the guests fantastic and overall, we had a great time. Many said it would go by in a flash. It seemed everyone had a suggestion as to how we should enjoy our wedding reception. We did in fact enjoy every minute of the day.
Today, my soul mate and I celebrate sixteen years of marriage. I still look back and smile on those days and the years that followed. I want to say everything was rosy after that but like all things worth the time and effort, it’s taken work. I can honestly say there hasn’t been a single day I’ve ever thought of doing life without her. She is truly my soul mate.
I say my soul mate because prior to this, I prayed for her before I even knew her. As part of my return to God, I asked him to bring me a good wife. A woman after God’s own heart. A partner and friend which would understand me and I her.
When we married, we recognized we were making a covenant before God not a contract before man. Contracts can be broken, covenants should not. We vowed to never speak the “D” word, regardless of how we “felt” at times. We were in this for the long haul and there is no other option than to make it work. God has blessed this commitment.
Read and meditate on Colossians 3:12-17. What do these verses say to you?
Considering the verses above, how does your relationship reflect those verses?
Meditate / Make It Real:
What one thing will you do today to start making those truths a reality in your marriage?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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