I’ve been a wife for almost five years now. We’re turning five this coming December. To be married to Dane is one of the greatest blessings I have received from God. He is the perfect man for me and I love him every day.
It’s not a secret that many married couples end up being separated, annulled or in other countries, divorced. It is rampant nowadays. I know it’s none of my business, however, for someone who believed in the sanctity of marriage, I feel sad when I hear married couples break up. In fact, my friend was not an exception. She had an affair and later left her husband. I cried many times over that. I feel sorry for her husband who’s also my friend for years.
I can’t help but think about my own marriage because of this reality. Yes, I am a Christian but that doesn’t mean I am exempted to the temptations.
We all started as couples madly in love who vowed to spend the rest of our lives for better or for worse. Later, our love for each other grew and we had a family. But how did the spark slowly go away? How did the love slowly fade? We don’t want our marriage to end that way but many have experienced that and more are on the brink of deciding to call it quits.
Among my greatest fears is for that to happen to me and Dane. Sometimes, I worry that one of us might fall into Satan’s trap. I worry that our marriage will not work and we end up arguing all day and night. I worry that I might be unfaithful while he’s away.
I don’t let these worries eat me because I believe I have a God who will help me stay faithful to my spouse. However, I let these little worries stay in me because I think they help me stay on guard. With these worries in mind, I will always be reminded to be alert and always remain loyal to my partner, no matter what. I can’t do it on my own, I need God to help me stay true to the love of my life.
“Adultery starts in the head long before it occurs in the bed.
Guard your eyes. Guard your mind. Guard your heart.”
I read that post from Gracie of Tipid Mommy yesterday and I shared it on my wall. It is a great reminder for me as a wife to an OFW to ALWAYS… ALWAYS be on guard. Ikanga, hindi pwedeng maging kampante, dapat palaging nakaalerto. Some mistakes that people regret for the rest of their lives can happen in a snap. I do not know what happens tomorrow but I am praying and hoping that God will always take care of our relationship and that we stay strong and on guard always. After all, he is the one, and no one else whom I want to grow old with.