Monday, October 6, 2008

Marriage Builder Monday

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know that I have a pretty high opinion of marriage. You probably also know that I feel as though marriage is tremendously undervalued in today's society, a fact that makes me alternately irate and deeply saddened. With that in mind, I enjoy participating and encouraging others to participate in blog events that prompt us to positively impact our marriages.

I have only been married for one year, but I have learned, even in such a short time, that a truly great marriage is the result of a lot of hard work. I would by no means say that Austin and I have achieved this in every way; however, we are both committed to each other and our marriage, and we both work to be better people and better spouses, with the help of God.

Our pastor's series the last couple of weeks has been on marriage and relationships (tying into the release of Fireproof), and he has made several wonderful points along the way. Here are a couple of my favorites:

~ Love has to be a daily decision because everyone is constantly changing and growing, so we have to decide, with God's help, to love our mates every day even in the midst of the changes.

~ Human love cannot always whether the storms of life or stand the test of time, so we have to depend upon the Lord to help us love the way he loves.

My Marriage Builders for the week of October 5-11:

1) Continue reading The Power of a Praying Wife.
2) Help him pack for his business trip.
3) Include daily trip notes in his bag.
4) Have a pecan pie waiting for him when he gets home :)

Hope everybody has a fabulous Monday! :)


  1. So sweet. I love to read about howmuch you love your hubby! It's so encouraging...

  2. You are building an amazing marriage Katy Lin! Thank you for participating!

  3. Thanks Kaity for committing to make your marriage strong and forever. If more young couples had the determination that you and Austin do, we might would see a decline in the divorce rate in America. Those are great points that your Pastor made. Kudos for him for doing a series on marriage!!

  4. Katy Lin: I love hearing about the sweet things you plan on doing to make you marriage have that "special" something! I have been married 6 years and I agree, it's a lot of hard work, but sometimes it is easy to forget the sweet little things. My Hubby is going on a week long hunting trip next week and I am gonna steal some of those cute ideas! Thanks girl!!!

  5. thanks for visiting my blog today via BATW! :D

  6. Hi Katy Lin!
    Yes, we have to decide to love every day when we arise. The day is what we make of it. It can be filled with love or... let's not even think about that! Your posts are so inspiring even to us old gals!! Thanks Katy!
    Hugs, Sherry


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