My wife an I are so incredibly close! Over the years we grew closer to one another and more importantly closer to God. We were always inseparable, but instead of people seeing how in love we were all they could say is, “don’t you feel like you need some space?” or, “you two really need to spend some time apart, its not healthy to spend that much time with one person.” It really used to annoy me when people would say things like that, but I would listen despite my disdain toward the concept. This led me to make a lot of mistakes and almost kept me from the beautiful marriage I have today.
In my adolescence I tried my best not to be stubborn and to adhere to advice from my elders only to be led astray. These people I looked to for sound information on how to be a man would only teach me how to prolong my boyhood. Then my wife came along with a clear perspective on who she was, completely unashamed of the gospel and a seasoned love for Jesus. That blew me away! We were only 14 when we met so this was extremely uncommon to me.
Today I asked myself, “why is it such a common thought that a couple should spend time away from each other.” Then I realized two things, the first is whenever God puts something together the world tries to tear it apart and believe me the world almost won. If it weren’t for my wife being so mature in Christ at such a young age and instilling that spiritual grounding in me we wouldn’t have lasted past our second year together. God was using this woman to bring me closer to him and if I were to lose her my chances of understanding him would have faded into obscurity. The second thing I realized is I should post about how she literally raised me but that post would be way too long so I decided to make it a series.
This series is dedicated to the person that God used to teach me how to be a man, all the lessons I have learned from and with her and how she took a broken down, confused, angry follower of the wide road and set him on the narrow path that leads to everlasting life. This series is dedicated to my wife Rebekah!