Reblog: 10 Things I’ve Learned after 26 Years of Marriage

by  Ed Stetzeruntitled

Today, Donna and I have been married 26 years.

We’ve been together for 30 years– and two days– since our first date was August 13th, 1983. That’s a long time together by today’s standards.

Here are ten things I’ve learned about marriage and relationships along the way.
1.Marriage is worth the investment. Yes, it is and investment. I know that it is not always easy, but it is always worth it. I’m thankful for a strong marriage.
2.You have to invest in a marriage for it to be worth the investment. It sounds strange, but it’s true– it takes continual investment on the investment. I’ve seen “perfect” couples—like some we knew in high school and college—get married, drift apart, and end up divorced. We did not. It’s not because we are perfect, it’s because we work hard….

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