Saturday, July 19, 2014

What They Love About Each Other

Steven and Emily were out here recently for her bridal shower. Her mother, Janie, came with her. My sisters and niece provided a wonderful, healthy meal and then Steven showed up with Emma for the opening of presents.

Alisa asked them to share with us what attracted them to each other. I had tears in my eyes the whole time, it was so precious. Their deep love and respect for each other was evident to all. One of the things that Steven shared about Emily stood out to me.  He said that she was extremely faithful to her friends. She accepted them and loved them just the way they were. It reminded me of this verse, Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find? {Proverbs 20:6}.

We all want to be accepted the way that we are. We all have faults and struggles. We say the wrong thing at times and may even offend others. Sometimes we are not in such great moods and get irritable. Yet, it is comforting to know there are those who will still love, accept us and are faithful to us. 

Since Emily loves her friends through good times and bad times, there is a great chance she will do the same for Steven. Faithfulness is a rare quality these days but such an important one.

Emily shared that she loved Steven's masculinity. He is a "man's man" as she put it. She loves the way he walks and isn't afraid to stand up for Truth. {She did once tell me that he has the biggest heart of anyone she has ever met! So being "manly" doesn't mean they aren't loving and caring.} She said that she always wanted a very masculine man which seems to be getting harder and harder these days as more and more women are running the homes, schools, government, etc.

Steven is faithful to his friends, also. He just flew up to Alaska to be in one of his very best friend's wedding. They have been friends since they were eight years old. In his own wedding party, he is having friends from his childhood, a cousin, friends from college, dental school, and ortho school. I never remember him saying one negative thing about any of his friends. He very much dislikes slander of any kind.

Faithfulness. A very good trait to build a marriage upon. I predict that they both will be faithful to their God and each other ALL the days of their lives.

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; 
bind them around your neck; 
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Proverbs 3:3