February 16, 2015
Carol and I had the opportunity to speak at a Valentine’s Day Dinner at St. Pius X on Saturday night. We shared our story, and spoke to the ups and downs of married life. We left the group with three “take-aways”:
*Keep in mind that love is a conscious decision. You need to wake up every morning and make the decision to love your spouse. It is about the relationship, not about the stuff of life that is swirling around you.
*Your marriage will encounter obstacles. It will not be the obstacles themselves, but how you respond to those obstacles that will determine the course of your relationship.
*The greatest resources for maintaining a healthy marriage and keeping the roller coaster ride as smooth as possible – having a shared faith and praying as a couple.
We are certainly not marriage experts, but have learned a few things via trial and error over the last 32 years.