Marriage and Friendship

 

It was our wedding anniversary recently and we were reflecting on marriage and friendship.

I remember listening to a dear friend who married us 33 years ago, affectionately called Uncle Tom. He reminded us of the scripture the two shall be as one and how true that has been as Jenny and I have shared our lives together over the last three decades through life’s challenges and blessings.

There are many aspects to any relationship that are appreciated but one in particular which we hold dear is our friendship. Without that bond of affection and heart joining between us we would be in a very different place today. We like being together!

An important statement that forms the basis for our friendship is found in Ecclesiastes, … A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (NLT)

This has helped us understand the nature of friendship in marriage and our experience together. That threesome fellowship allows for intimacy to be experienced between us and is the basis of our union.

He is the foundation of marriage

That experience between Jenny and I has not always been problem-less but it has enabled us to share our lives safely with each other. We treasure that fellowship and continue to grow and experience Jesus’ amazing love as the foundation of our marriage. Allowing each other to be who we are gives the security that is needed to share honestly and openly. Being unafraid to share weakness and fear with each other as well as strengths is vital if we are to grow in that friendship.