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“Relationship Goals” 10 Year Anniversary

Relationship  Goals 10 Year Anniversary

Have you ever heard the term “Relationship Goals” said today?  We see it all the time when we look on social media and the millennial generation posts pics with the phrase “relationship goals” on it. Today we look at our Relationship Goals 10 Year Anniversary.

True Story

On our recent vacation this last week for our 10 year anniversary we stopped on our way to Florida at an old navy to exchange something and get a few items for our trip. We were met by some young girls who were helping us out. We told them we were on our trip and I had picked up at shirt with a heart and the word WINS on it..Love WINS!! So of course they were oohing and aahing at our love for each other and how we had been married 10 years! On the way out we were holding hands and laughing and we said I bet they are like, “Awe look at them,” taking a pic and saying “#relationship-goals!!” Then we just laughed at how funny people can be in this younger generation.

We Do It Too

We do it too! We look at movies, friends, social media, and others, and think to ourselves, “Why don’t we have that?” Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Comparison or coveting is not the way to go! You never know what really is going on in someone else’s marriage.

Healthy Goals

Now I will say it is healthy to look at a godly, healthy, loving relationship and to say, “Thats the kind of marriage we want.” After careful inspection and fruit of a good marriage that you see in a couple you know, you can work towards it. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  But just at a glance of someone is no reason to think they have it better.

How Can We Have That?

After 10 years of marriage, we aren’t experts, but we do have a very blessed and loving marriage. We bear fruit of what we have sown. We have sown lots of forgiveness, patience, love, “I’m sorry”, laughter, joy, spending time together, and much more!! Read Galatians 6:7-8.  But relationship goals are more than just setting a goal and working towards it. I can tell you the best answer I have for you is easy and it is difficult.

Our World

The answer to a happilyevermarried marriage is simple but hard. Jesus! Yep, it is a resounding Yes! We build everything we do around Jesus!! Prayer, fasting, the Word of God, Church, bible studies, reaching the lost, and more of Jesus!! If you truly want a blessed, wonderful, loving and exciting marriage filled with joy, build your life upon the Rock. Matthew 7:24 says, “Therefore whosever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:” When we build our marriage on this strong Foundation, Jesus, we are wise.

My Heart

I am sharing my heart today! Looking back over the last 10 years, and we have had some storms, some trials, and lots of victories!! But I tell you the truth, when we tried to do it our own way, we failed every time. When we prayed and listened for God’s voice to lead us.. to order our steps, we saw God’s hand, provision, His goodness, His Mercy, His justice, all of God’s attributes were unveiled. We got to see miracles, blessings, the supernatural. Not everyone wants all that God has for them.

Gods Plan

Why wouldn’t everyone want God’s plan you ask?? Because, you have to realize and surrender to the fact that your life is not your own. You are bought with a price! You don’t just make decisions based on what you want anymore. You are led of the Spirit of God!! Oh, what an exciting life it is too!! God’s plan is so much greater and better than we could ever plan for ourselves. We under plan what God has in store for our lives. What would happen today if you trusted God with your marriage? What if you both said, “Where you lead Lord we will follow!”  Trust Him, and do it!! What could God do? What would your journey of life look like?

Prayer

Oh Beloved women of God!! Let’s pray this week for our marriage! Fast a day or more!! Think about your upcoming Anniversary and what you want it to look like. If you aren’t where you want to be yet, that’s ok!! Just pray, plan, ask God to lead you, to order your steps, and your husbands, and surrender your wills to what God wants for you!! You will be amazed at the miracles you see along the way, not only in your marriage, but in others as well!!

Trip Conclusion

We finished our trip with love, peace, lots of memories and a refreshing we needed so much!! We are stronger in our marriage, because we took time to invest in it. Don’t let the stress of life keep you from living it!! Thankful we were able to just walk, talk, dream, and laugh! You don’t need to spend lots of money, make it an adventure for the books!!

Scriptures For The Week

Monday: Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Pray you don’t compare your marriage to anyone else’s today!! As you read the word let it wash your mind.

Tuesday: Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Pray and meditate on this! Let the fruit of the Spirit be evident in our lives Lord!

Wednesday: Read Galatians 6:7-8. Pray over this scripture and think of what you are sowing into your marriage!

Thursday: Matthew 7:24 says, “Therefore whosever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:” Let’s build like a wise man upon the only solid foundation!!

Friday: Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Laugh together this weekend!! Everyday!! Pray to laugh even in tough times, it will help!!

Whether you are coming up on a 1 year, 5, 10, 25th, 50th, or more years of being married, lets set some God “Relationship Goals” and let God have His way!!

Thank you wives, and husbands too! This is a great way to start your week!! We are praying for each of you and all who read it! Please email us with topics you want covered. janene@happilyevermarried.org and check out other blog posts on http://happilyevermarried.org

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