Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Toast To Marriage




Marriage has been on mind and heart lately. It is the relationship that God gives us on earth to best represent His love for us. It is also probably the most abused and misused relationship. By the way, I don't have any direction with this blog. I just want to get out what I have been pondering lately. On Sunday, Mike did an AMAZING job of preaching about marriage, divorce, and God's way of affirming marriage. I know that all of us have people in our lives who have had to go through divorce. It is a nasty thing that creates such a large ripple effect that it is impossible to realize the ramifications of it. So many times I question why people get divorced. It even seems like it is the "thing to do" in many social circles. My heart truly goes out to couples who decide to end their committment to one another. Zach and I pray that Satan will never have a strong-hold of our relationship. Satan has a way of attacking people where they are not ready to defend. We don't want to be one of those couples who says "We will never have a struggle too hard to fix in our marriage" because that can lead to us not watching and being aware of our weaknesses, therefore opening a door for Satan. I thank God for the committment that Zach and I have for one another.
On a somewhat lighter note, God has abuntantly blessed me with an amazing husband.



I need to thank God more for my husband who loves me more and more each day, who supports my goals and desires, who is the spiritual leader, who makes me laugh every day...my list could go on. Thank you Zach. I anticipate with such excitement the life that awaits us. Let's make it a fulfilling one.

Marriage is something that can't be prayed over enough. If you want, you can even pray for Zach and me. We can share prayers . I am always open to prayer. If you are reading this blog, I have most likely prayed for you in the past week. Whether it is your marriage, your dating relationship, your future spouse, or your relationship with God-- you have been lifted up in my prayers.
Thanks for reading this blog. I feel kind of like a Debbie Downer, but I am just trying to keep it real.

11 comments:

Kenli Shea said...

You guys are in my prayers. You two are awesome.

JENNY said...

I will be praying for you two, Kara. You and Zach are a beautiful couple!

Katie said...

You are a great blogger! Not to mention super cool staff member, inspiring cheese-eater, and a wonderful example of a disciple in your marriage and life. I'll stop by here more often! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't really fully express how much my wife means to me via a blog comment, but... I want you to know, Kara, that the words you wrote were encouraging and as always you are such an honest and compassionate person. You know that I need words. Thank you. And by the way you are beautiful. I love seeing you hold Zane and sing to him, and I love seeing you with the girls at Huddles and how much they gravitate to your genuine unconditional love. You have that which is so rare: unconditional love. Marriage is a committment, but as I've told you before, you make it easier to be committed, and you make me want to be more committed to my faith. For that I thank you.

Z

Summer said...

You couldn't be Debbie Downer even if you wanted to be. You are way too cool.

Jen Perkins said...

at the rate we are going hayden and i will be married in about 10 years (ha), and then i will look back to this blog and learn from your wisdom...we are letting too much time pass so i do hope to see you guys soon! now i am regretting not going to sing song:(

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing so candidly! It's great to have friends that can get together and share real things that are on our hearts and lift each other up in prayer. I appreciate ya'll!

Mother Brown said...

Punkin,
You are mature beyond your years, but that has so often been the case. It is quite true that is dangerous to say, "my marriage is great- nothing could ever happen here". That's right where Satan can and will attack. Keep on praying, loving, laughing, serving, listening, playing, working TOGETHER. You know that you and Zach are lifted up by your dad and I every day.
We are proud of you and love you bunches.

Kat said...

Kara,
Just wanted to thank you for sharing your heart on your blog, your words spoke strongly to me. Hope you and Zach are doing well.
Kat

Erika Watts said...

Debbie (except not at all),
Sometimes people are hesitant to share the successes in life because they are afraid to offend someone who may not have chosen such a joy-filled path.
But it's so important you share the greatest blessing in your life-your husband and marriage, because it allows other to see that God really does desire to bless us to the fullest and he's faithful. So, thank you for sharing...
I love you and I'm for sure in the US. I'll call you tomorrow.
e

Rosalyn said...

Kara, That's funny...yeah i thought that was you but I was not for sure and I was with Ashley Hunton and we were in a hurry trying to find a place to eat and Ashley decided she wanted Joe's pizza so we jetted out of there....i got back in town Sunday and will be here until Sing Song I'm glad to be here!!