On this day 30 years ago I married my best friend. How could 30 years possibly go by so fast?
It seems like it’s been just about as fast as the time it took you to glance at the pictures taken every 10 years!
As I was trying to decide what to say about our anniversary today, I thought I might list 30 tips for having a great marriage. The thing is, while Lyle and I both think we have a wonderful marriage, it’s our marriage. We know what works for us, but we recognize that those things might not work for all couples.
I do know that all relationships take work. We decided early on that our marriage would be a high priority that we were willing to work on. Being “right” all the time or having things “my way” is not worth the strain it puts on our relationship. Learning how to make compromises has been key. It requires give and take on both sides. Sometimes I get “my way” and sometimes he gets “his way”… but usually it’s a matter of talking things through until we can reach an agreement that we are both satisfied with.
It is truly a joy to be married to my best friend. We love spending time together, and while we don’t necessarily have similar interests, we do support each other in whatever we do. I am so grateful that God brought us together… November 2, 1985.