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I’m the Proud Wife of a Wonderful Husband

I'm the Proud Wife of a Wonderful Husband

Well, today is our day. We’re celebrating 26 years of marriage and I couldn’t be more in love with this man.

I’d love to show you a few photos of our wedding, but you know what? We don’t have any. Nope. We eloped. Dressed in our Sunday best we exchanged vows at a little chapel downtown.

Knowing that we’d soon be eloping, Michael and I got a wedding photo taken at a local carnival. You know, one of those sepia-toned vintage photo booths.

So, no I don’t have a wedding photo to share, but I do have one that was taken just a few weeks ago. It’s a little grainy, but I take what I can get. Michael’s not big on selfies. 😉

So what are we doing today? After my darling husband comes home from work we’re heading out for a nice dinner–just the two of us. I’m looking forward to a little boyfriend/girlfriend time.

For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
Ruth 1:16

Darlene and Michael Schacht

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Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

 


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291 Comments

  • jacqi teehan

    16YRS in December and 5boys later!!! I still love my best friend and husband, even more so then when we first married!!!

  • Kelli Cornett

    Happy Anniversary!!! I married my high school sweetheart 9 years ago today 🙂 Thank you for writing such a wonderful Christian blog. It is so encouraging and truthful. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your date tonight!

  • Cheryl

    Happy 26th Anniversary!!! In December I will have been married to the love of my life, Mearl, for 33 years. Thanks to you I am looking forward to a future with my husband.

  • Joanne Veronica T. Dalanon

    congratulations! I am from Cebu, Philippines. I have been following your blogs just recently. I love your blog, i’m also reading and following your friends blog listed below. I have been married 11years now and still looking forward for more 11 years with him. More power to your blog and God bless you and your family.

  • Kim

    31 beautiful, messy years! And the lord shall keep you in His perfect peace! After four children, three grand babies and 31 years I love my handsome honey more than I could have ever imagined!

  • Laurie

    We will be married for 40 years this coming April. 2015 will be a big year because we also both turn 60! We are celebrating with a trip to Israel!

  • Lisa Ruth

    My husband and I dated 12.5 years and have been married almost 7! Everyday is a loving challenge dedicated to God. and yes, in love with h still…

  • Amanda

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your date together :). I got married a month after I turned 19, November 22, 2008. So we have almost been married for 6 years, I can’t believe it and can’t wait to be like you, another 20!! 😉

  • Jen

    We have been married for 29 years this last July. They haven’t all been easy but through the grace of God, we are closer and stronger than ever. We are now enjoying grandparents which is the best thing ever!

  • Diana

    Our wedding date was scheduled 9/28/02 but after 9/11 happened on 2001 we went ahead with got married on 9/28 that month, worried my husband would have to go back to the USMC, he wanted to be sure our girls are I were taken care of in case anything happened in combat. We married quietly by the justice of peace named Ruby Love in her living room, and headed to the oceanfront and did one of those vintage pics as well and the frame was a marriage certificate. We hung it up in the living room for the longest time No one questioned it but we know they wondered. My husband wasnt called back, we still went with the huge church wedding on that same day the following year. Happy Anniversary you two!

  • Janna L.

    My husband and I have been married 4 years this December. We ran off to the courthouse and got married. Our wedding picture is one of those from old time photo places that does the western/saloon photos. That is my favorite photo of us!

  • Rosa

    Congratulations Michael & Darlene! Enjoy your special day together. Wishing you many blessings on your anniversary. Thanks for all you give to me.
    My husband & I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this summer. We renewed our vows and celebrated with a party with family & friends.
    Our anniversaries are times to remember what God has given us and to cherish our marriages.
    The best to both of you!

  • titilayo

    I have been married for 5years to a wonderful man. He stood by me in sickness and in trouble. He can read my mind and understand the expressions on my face. Honest and truthful he is. A very romantic man. Our relationship is just like that of romance novels. He always see God as his father. I love this man a lot.

  • JNC

    September 1 was our 40th anniversary……my husband surprised me with a trip to Bayfield, Wisconsin. We never had a honeymoon so this is really special! Our love just continues to grow every year. There were some rocky ones but God helped us through and will continue to in the years to come.

  • mary

    My wonderful husband and I have been married for 34 years. We have had bumps along the way, just getting over a very large speed bump. God is giving us his grace.

  • Libby Simcic

    Happy Anniversary! We celebrate ours this Tuesday September 30th. It will be 8 yr for us. Hope you guys have a great yummy dinner!

  • Leslie

    Chad and I married the first time 8/30/1996! After life got in the way we divorced 7/2010. BUT GOD has restored our marriage and we were remarried 6/2013!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I claim all the years so we have been married 18 years:) thanks for sharing your story Darlene,mine is almost identical except only 2 kids!

  • Wanda Coldwell

    We have been married 13 years this past June. Sure we have had our ups and downs but we stuck together through them 🙂

  • Inna

    I have been married for 7 years. Went through some rough time, me personally-spiritually, but for the past half a year with constant reminder to read the bible and to love God, and to love my family — from my best Christ like bloggers— I’m on a mend spiritually. I’m grateful to God for the gift of my husband and my children and all the people in my life, or anyone who ever crossed my path or email. ;D

    God bless you two, and give you many more years together to praise Him!!!!!!!

  • Christy

    In view of the whole picture, we are just starting out. 10 of the best years of my life have been spent with my best friend, and perfect (for me) husband. Happy anniversary, and thanks for all the encouragement!

  • Julie Simmons

    My wonderful husband and I have been married 36 delightful years and have moved around the US 9 times during these joyful years and with God’s help raised 4 children who are on their own now! I appreciate and thank God for your anointed words that keep me working on our relationship. We have been joyful through these years always knowing that God had a sovereign plan for us in every move and every new city…our sphere of influence for Him continues to flourish wherever He plants us! Enjoy celebrating your years together with all that God has blessed you in! Then ponder what God might have for you in the coming one with eager anticipation.

  • Heather H

    October 1st, I will be married for 4 years. They have been rough because we are opposites and I have bipolar disorder but he is the love of my life and the most wonderful man I know. He is a rock for me, no matter the weather he indures the storms. I joined the page to hopefully gain more insight as to what I could do to appreciate my husband more. Thank you for the inspiration and hope.

    God is awesome!,
    HH

  • Stephanie Borth

    On September 21st my husband and I celebrated 3 months of marriage! I’m really enjoying this blog / website because i’m realizing that help/advice is needed at any and every stage of marriage. I married into a blended family so my husband and I haven’t really been able to enjoy the blissful honeymoon stages that most newleyweds get to experience and one day I was looking for advice and stumbled upon this site! I’m looking forward to starting the 31 days of praying for your husband. Thanks!

  • Amanda Buchanan

    Congratulations on 25 years! 🙂

    My husband and I just celebrated 9 years in July and are already planning our 10 year getaway next summer to go out west to Wyoming and Montana! I cannot wait! 2 beautiful boys, a home, jobs, continuing educational endeavors, sports, church, on and on and on…..and I love every second of it with him!

  • Audrey Finch

    My husband and I have been married for 33 years and 5 months. We celebrate monthly because we were told we would not last 6 months. It has truly been a blessing!

  • Luanne

    Married 24years- with 6 children we are still working on loving each other better, making time for each other…but are committed to doing so with the help of Jesus Christ!

  • nexa giboyeaux

    Tomorrow will be 18 years married. However things are not going well, please pray for my husband Daniel and I.

  • adepeju

    Congratulations ma, the good Lord that brought you this far will not leave you nor forsake you! May your union continually be a model to others.
    I have been married for six wonderful years!

  • Diane P

    It will be 30 wonderful years in May!
    Can it be? It seems like yesterday when I first saw this tall, handsome man in cow boy boots.

  • Debra Weckesser

    My husband and I celebrated out 40th wedding anniversary this past January 2014…we began dating our sophmore year in high school and married that following year. WOW…sometimes looking back we truly do wonder where all the years have gone. Hugs and congratulations to you both – keep loving, Debra

  • Grace

    My husband and I will be married 7 years in February. I fall in love with him more and more with every passing day. I am still excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

  • Nicole C

    We have been married for 15 years and eloped to Vegas!!! We don’t have photos either. 🙁 However I am hoping we are going to renew our vows in the near future and I pray I will get my small wedding. We have gone through a lot in the past year and we have talked about renewing our vows.

  • Tammy Harrison

    July 2 we celebrated 18 years of marriage and like you just a small get together at the justice of the peace.

  • Cassie

    Congrats! We celebrated 14 years yesterday!! I’m so thankful to God for bringing us together!!! We are best friends and still in love. Praise The Lord! I pray that our marriage brings Him honor and glory, amen.

  • Betsie Z

    28 years this past May!! We’re committed to being on the same team, despite the ups and downs that have come our way! The LORD is gracious and merciful, and I’m extremely thankful for my loving husband!

  • Crystal

    My husband, Steve, and I will be married 20 years on October 22, 2014. No one expected us to be married this long, but God has different plans than man. We both come from broken homes. Divorce is rampant on both sides of our families. Happy Anniversary, Darlene!

  • Tosha Bowlin

    Congratulations! My husband and I just celebrated 16 years this past August :). We are more in-love now that ever before.

  • Rocío

    Congratulations on your anniversary, Darlene!!!
    My husband and I will celebrate our first year of marriage next November. I am very grateful to our Lord that he wanted us both to be a marriage at His service. I also thank Jesus for honoring me with a man that loves Him above all.

  • Teanna Fullen

    My husband Guy and I have been married for 27 wonderful years! God at the center is definitely the secret to a long and happy marriage.

  • Linda Crandall

    I have been married to my best friend for almost 30 years! (May 2015 will be 30 years for us). We have actually been together since we were 15 years old. We actually celebrate 2 anniversaries – Our Wedding Anniversary and then the day he asked me to “go steady” – 37 Years Ago!

  • Shelley

    I’ve been married to my best friend for over 32 years. He STILL loves to spoil me. He is hardworking, sexy, romantic, and keeps asking me “Will you marry me?” When I answer, “I already have,”, he says “Yay!!” We have six children (four still at home, but we’re trying to get them to fly), and two border collies mixes…which have taught us that one dog at a time is plenty!! We both love the Lord Jesus, and my husband blankets our family in prayer. He is definitely the more spiritual of us two, and I praise God is brought us together!

  • Michelle P. Turner

    I am so grateful for your writting, everyday I wake up to something new you have written! Thank you for sharing your wedding story! I must confess that I will be married 1 year on Monday 26th of September, to the best second chance at love I’ve ever had. We too eloped, dressed in our Sunday best to a little chapel, I have improntu pictures of the day from the members of the church as they stayed after the service for what I thought was just a him and I ceremony. My children (from a previous marriage) were not present since we thought it was just us. Most of our family doesnt know because we were supposed to do the “big wedding” last April but everyone had reasons why they couldnt make it. I cancelled it and said we’d do it later, we dont have any fancy pictures either and I thought I wanted that, guess we all do, just a little. After reading your short, sweet and full of love post and the most awesomest selfie!, I realized that its not about the “big wedding” or the “fancy pictures” but the journey of your love together as you grow..all that “other stuff” is for everyone else! I still have to tell the family and after reading this I take more courage to let it out the bag!! I feel a weight lifted somehow, thank you so much for all your writting! Happy Anniversary and May God continue to bless you both with many many more years of love to come!

  • Brenda Barger

    Darlene, Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog, and all of your posts! I heard about you through my niece who is/was having a hard time in her marriage (still in God’s hands). My husband and I have been married 15+ years. I say + because we were together almost 5 years prior to marriage. I was married once before ( a very long story). I made sure that my husband was “the man” this time before I married him. It has been an adventure and still continues to be, and I thank Jesus Christ for my hubby EVERYDAY!! 🙂 God Bless You!!……Brenda 🙂

  • Trina

    Congratulations to you – our 28th anniversary was this past Saturday, September 20th. We are growing as a couple more and more every year now. I LOVE Time Warp Wife and I appreciate and enjoy your words. Thank you and God’s Blessings to you.

  • Ruth Johnson

    41 years, 5 months and 3 days. Yes, there have been difficult days, even DIFFICULT days. Many years ago, I read this quote: “It’s not the love that keeps the marriage together – it’s the marriage that keeps the love together.” That has been very true in our relationship and I am thankful that we did not give up. Yesterday I saw a wall hanging in Hobby Lobby: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

  • Rachel Murray

    23 years! I love that you said boyfriend and girlfriend time. I call my husband, “boyfriend” We married later in life. (I was 31, he was 33) I would often tell him I wish I would of known him when I was younger so he could be my boyfriend. No wishing…..he’s my boyfriend! 🙂 Happy Anniversary Darlene!

  • Cathy

    Congratulations !! What an accomplishment to celebrate !!

    On September 29th of this year, my husband and I will celebrate our 35th year of marriage. I am so honored to be his wife and delighted beyond words that he is my husband !! I am so glad God is in control of our lives; would we have so much to be thankful for if He wasn’t ???

  • Sharon

    Congratulation on your 25 years. 02/11/14 made our 25 years also. I pray your next 25 are even more blessed. Have a great day.

  • Debbie M

    Congratulations on 26 years! Hubby and I, by the grace of God, will be celebrating our 16th in Feb… so blessed.

  • Misty McGlugritch

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    My Husband BJ and I will celebrate 34 years in November.
    Be Encouraged,
    Misty
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  • Cheryl

    Happy Anniversary! Today is also my husband’s and my anniversary – 31 years. When I look at him I still see the high school boy I fell in love with.

  • Beverly Wright

    We have been married 7 months!!!! We were married this year on February 22! I love my husband more and more everyday. He has the most servant heart and is the most forgiving person I know. I am so thankful God is allowing me to live out life with my best friend and love, my husband!!

  • Sandra

    Congrats!!!! May the next 25 be as wonderful 🙂 I have been married to the love of my life for 31 years….A lifetime is never enough when you are spending it with your soul mate 🙂

  • Amber B.

    Happy anniversary!!! My husband and I have been married for over 14 amazing years!!! We’re so much closer than we were early in our marriage and my love for him grows more every day (who knew that was possible)!!

  • Deborah Jenkins

    2 years, 3 months, 22 days :o)

    Congratulations to you on your anniversary! May the Lord give you many more years together!

  • Laura

    Congratulations on your 26 anniversary !
    May 16th was our 5th anniversary . We met online, in a Christian dating site. God have blessed us with 2 kids, 1 boy (3y3months old) and 1 girl ( 1y4m old).
    Love your blog! God have really blessed you with a great gift for writing ..

  • Rachel

    We’ve been married 5 years this past September 19! God has been good to us! Congratulations to you and your husband. God has been faithful to you.

  • Lynette W

    This past June, we celebrated 29 years!! Lord willing, we will see 30 next June! 🙂
    Congrats on your special day. May God continue to bless you with many more happy years!

  • Kim Sullivan

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you both have a wonderful time celebrating each other. I have been married to my husband for 12 years and we have been together for 20. It hasn’t always been rosey, but as my husband recently said, “Our test has become our testimony…” So true! Anything is possible with God!

  • Nona

    I am unconditionally loved by my high school sweetheart and husband of 42 years! Still get giddy when he glances at me from across the room! Happy Anniversary to you!!

  • THERESA

    We eloped as well! Met online in August 1998, met face-to-face on December 23, 1998 and went to Las Vegas on January 1, 1999. Been married for over 15 years. 🙂

  • Lucia

    26 years? What a blessing to have enjoyed each other for all those years. My husband and I will celebrate our 12 year wedding anniversary in October. W definitely need our boyfriend/girlfriend time with 3 children at home (8,5,1).

  • amy

    just one year this past august… we did it almost like you…just the two of us for our wedding… we thought it was between us and God… we are in our 40s and just wanted it nice and quiet…it was wonderful… looking forward to many more wonderful years together…congratulations on your anniversary!!!

  • Margaret

    December 31 will be 30 years for us! It has been an amazing ride! Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us for the next 30! Happy Anniversary Darlene!

  • Jeanette

    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in June. We are celebrating each month by going on a “date” for $25. So, it is a goal that we do not over spend – but celebrate this yr!

  • teddybera

    31 years… 24 married, 10 moves, 4 deployments, 1 beautiful little girl (whose not so little anymore)…amazing memories, incredible friends, leads to an amazing journey that I am so happy to be on with you…Happy Anniversary…near or far you are always in my heart , your faith is inspiring, your love is a blessing, and I look forward to our retirement with open arms!!! He’s currently on his final deployment, but I just sent this out to him on the 22nd …I love love love your book! Ours too, is a “Messy Beautiful Love” Thanks for all you do to reach and inspire all of us everyday!!!

    Team Bera

  • Linda

    Congratulations on 26 years! Hope you guys enjoy yourselves tonight. My husband and I celebrated our #22 anniversary last spring. We met in middle school (we were both new teachers!). He always says….Let’s finish this together!

  • Katt M. Hill

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

    Matthew and I eloped on May 10, 1986. We lived in El Monte, CA and eloped to a minister’s home in West Covina, CA. On May 12, 2001, we renewed our vows at the Chapel in the Wildwood in Upland, CA. I am so in love with him, but it wasn’t always that way. But we now have God in the center and I can’t imagine my life without him.

  • Patty Bowlin

    I’ve been married to my Hero, Rome, Best friend, Love of my life for 18 years and counting… Loving every minute of it! Congratulations on the 26 years and counting!! Thank you for sharing with us the talents which God has blessed..

  • Grace

    We just celebrated our 25th Anniversary in July. I am so glad to have some of these beautiful sites to read: they are challenging, help in continued growth and such a pleasant, welcomed addition to my day. Thank you for your continued faithfulness. Upward and onward to another 25 years shall the Lord tarry.

  • Heather

    I am also the proud wife of a wonderful husband! Oh, he is so amazing. He has such a heart for the Lord, is a wonderful father and works hard for all of us. In two months we will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary and I love him more now than I did the day we married.

  • Katie

    Today is our 3 year anniversary and we celebrated last night since work got in the way for us tonight. Happy anniversary to you two! I also married a Michael 🙂

  • Jeannie

    My husband and I have been married 49 years today, same day as yours! Have there been rough times? Of course, but we struggled through those times and are very much in love today! Happy anniversary to you, too!

  • Michelle

    Congratulations, blessings to you both!
    We had a very small wedding….27 years ago…….we are still happy as a couple of clams at high tide….(spent our honeymoon on a beach, digging for clams…lol)!

  • Yvette

    4 1/2 yrs. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful man. We are thank-ful that God brought us together in His timing. Happy Anniversary, May God bless you both!

  • Margaret

    Congrats on your anniversary! My husband and I celebrated two years this past Sunday, the 21st. What a rocky time we have had too. He was in a serious car accident two weeks after our wedding that led to brain surgery and a halo brace for three months. He is as improved as he is going to be at this point physically. In January, he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, so we have been struggling through that together and trying to figure out how to relate to each other in terms that we can both understand. It is frustrating!

  • Barbi

    Today is also my husbands work anniversary, he’s been at his company 24 years. But more importantly Happy Wedding Anniversary !!!! We love to celebrate marriage! Too many now a days don’t see the importance of marriage and we think that is so sad. My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have 5 sons. I was afraid to read the comments because I figured that on a Christian site everyone would just gush on how wonderful it all is, I was so glad to see not everyone has it it easy. I was as equally glad to see people saying that even though it all hasn’t been easy and wonderful, that it is very worth it. My husband and I met on a blind date, so we say “Who says blind dates don’t work out?” We went to an amusement park (we were 17 years old) and now looking back we realize that is an interesting thing in the fact that marriage is a lot like a rollercoaster, it has it’s ups and downs. We’ve had lots of ups and downs in 29 years and have needed lots of Faith and prayers to get through and I know we will continue to need them. I will pray for everyone who has mentioned that they need them, I believe in the power of prayer. Marriage is worth doing whatever it takes. So I will pray the Lord blesses all of our marriages. Best Wishes, Barbi

  • Juanita

    Congratulations on your anniversary. My husband and I have been happily married for 21 years. It is hard to believe it has been this long! Love every moment of the time i have with this man of mine!!

  • Angela Harris

    I am of a younger generation (I am 34 yrs old). Most of my generation is not married or already divorced. I am proud to say the Lord joined me and my wonderful hubby together 13 years ago! I am so blessed to have my hubby, he is a great man!

  • Carrie

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    We’ve been married 33 years. We got married in Las Vegas, so no pictures of our wedding either. We do however have an audio cassette tape of the ceremony.

  • Felicia Sly

    First Happy Anniversary! We have been married 14 wonderful years. I think that our anniversary is my favorite”holiday” for better lack of words because that is the day or lives began together and what started all the other traditions and our children’s lives. I love anniversaries!

  • Kimberly

    Happy anniversary! Wow, 26 years…I’m looking forward to that! I’ve been married 11 years and have 6 children. We also eloped, at the courthouse. Sometimes it’s a bummer not having any pictures to show the kids. Thank you for your wonderful bog. Can’t begin to tell you the number of times you have posted just what I needed to hear (whether I was happy about it or not!)
    Have a wonderful evening of boyfriend/girlfriend time!

  • Tammy

    We just celebrated 19 years just yesterday!! What a lovely time of year to get married!! Congratulations on your anniversary!!

  • Lori

    We have been married for 27 years and have two beautiful children. God has blessed us in so many ways, and I pray we continue to bring Him in to our marriage every minute of every day. Happy Anniversary!

  • Dee Ochoa

    I’ve been married 14 months! It’s been a ride so far. Congrats on your Anniversary! Enjoy your time this evening. May you build many more memories together. 🙂

  • Nancy

    We’ve been married for 14 1/2 years. We dated almost 3 years before getting married. I am very blessed with a very loyal husband, but I will not lie, combining two very different cultures has been difficult at times. We are both choosing to love each other through the hard times. Once I understood that love is a choice and decision and not a feeling, it has made a huge difference in the hard times. We couldn’t have done it without God and our commitment to his word!

  • Rebekah

    Happy Anniversary!!

    My husband and I have been married just over a year now. We dated, got engaged, and married in just a little over 8 months. It was pretty crazy the first few months of marriage to realize we didn’t even know each other a year earlier. It’s amazing how much God can change your life in just one year! He has been a part of every detail of our story. My husband was 40 when we met and I was 30. It was worth waiting for God’s best!

  • Theresa Petruska

    Only 33 1/2. Greek married to Baptist hillbilly in the Methodist Church – wow what a mix, but it’s still working. ;^}

  • Dixie

    Congratulations! We started dating as seniors in high school. Have been married 42 years. Thank you Lord for your plans and promises!

  • Coral Holsinger

    Happy Anniversary! We have been married 27 years. We got married in a courthouse in Seattle, WA on Sat. July 4th. The judge was kind enough to come in on a Sat. holiday and marry us!!

  • Betsy

    It will be 34 years in February! Happy Anniversary to you two!

    We did not elope….but my parents did! 😉

    hugs,
    Betsy

  • BB

    Happy 26 years to you! What a blessing! We will celebrate 26 years October 1…it’s been a journey these past few years…God is gracious and good….faithful to the faithful and you my dear blogger were Heaven sent for such a time as this! Thank you! Enjoy your hubby!

  • Jim and Barbs Fortin

    Lets just start with the family predicions of less than 3 years! We have had several difficult years, when TWICe, one and then the other family was wiped all at once! That was very difficult. We believe God put us together and we were NOT going to disappoint Him. October 29~~It will be 31 years. Praise God for Marriages Blessed.
    My Beloved and I am his Bride

  • JessiBerry

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

    I love seeing all these different years that people have been working through their marriages and making it work.

    Husband and I have been married for 5.5 years. We were married on our 2 year anniversary for meeting each other. I pray for us often. My parents divorced after 19 years of marriage (I was entering high school at the time) and sometimes I feel I have no idea what I am doing to keep it successful. But, we work through together and I love him for helping me through. His wonderful parents have been married for almost 40 years and are incredible models for us!

    Happy anniversary again, and for many more to come!

  • Lisa Sisk

    We have been married five years on May 22 2015 . It has been the best five years of my life ! Robert is the most love , sweet man I have ever known ! He is a blessing ! I thank God everyday he has been in my life ! And pray for many more !!

  • Victoria Dühring

    We have been married only six months and ten days! We were married on the 15th of March of this year, and it has been a truly great experience. I thoroughly enjoy all of the emails I receive from your subscription. Since my marriage went hand-in-hand with moving to a different country, I miss my super amazing weekly bible study group back in Texas, and your emails fill that gap just a little bit. Thanks for doing what you do!

    • Darlene Schacht

      I moved about 15 minutes away and was homesick for about a year. I can’t imagine moving to a different country. Are you in Canada now? I pray that God will continue to bring you encouragement where you are.

  • MARY CHAH

    I have been married for 3 and half years now with 2 kids. but it has been hell all along. thank God for his grace and for time warp wife for touching my life through the post. now I have given my life to Christ I believe a new done has come in my marriage thank God for the up coming programme wont missed . praise God

  • alice

    i’ve been married 35 years, it will be 36 this december. my husband Paul and I are very happly togather. I trust him with my life, and know he would never do anything to harm me, he is my best friend, my lover, my comfort.. we have not always been this close. when we decided to live the way God says, our life became so much easyer, and injoyable.

  • Dee

    We eloped and have been married 18 years. We were blessed to have my dad marry us. Happy Anniversary and thank you for your site! It is a huge blessing to me.

  • Barbara

    We have been married for 25 years as of a week ago. We have had 5 wonderful children. One He has taken home to be with Him and 4 all serving Him in different ways. God has blessed us in so many ways, my Pray is we will show our married son and daughter in love, and our 3 daughters how to continually make Him the center of our marriage every minute of every day. Happy Anniversary!

  • Bree

    Congratulations! God is ever faithful!
    We have been maried 1 year and 2 months. It has been incredible! I am thankful for blogs and resources like this, that will help us to have a stronger relationship and for me to be better wife in our early years than we would if we had to do it all without sound advice from others helping us through the messy stuff!

    Blessings to you and your family.

  • Sandy

    How can you be married 26 years when you hardly look a day over 26 years old? Thank you for sharing that sweet picture. My husband and I have been married 21 years, will be 22 in March. By the grace of God we are together; the Lord saved us both in 2006, when our marriage would have been over at the 13-year mark. If not for Christ, we would have divorced. God is truly a redeeming God.

  • Magdeline

    Wow…Im only reading this today…we re celebrating our 10 yrs qnnivesaty today. Its been great good years and I love my husband more today than 10 years ago. I pray that God will help us enjoy marriage as He intended it to be.

  • Diane

    Congratulations. I’ve been married to the best husband in the world for 45 years. It’s been a wonderful ride with lots of up and downs, but wouldn’t have wanted to do it with any one else.
    Diane Haley

  • Joanna

    I’ve been married for 6 months and 10 days! I am so glad that I found your blog because I get lovely messages in my inbox to remind myself to pray for my husband and to be thankful everyday for the gift of marriage.

  • Jane Beller

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will be married 50 years in December! Your scripture verse today was the song a friend sang at our wedding! Who knew that my life asan Army wife would entail 24 moves in 20 years and 6 more moves after that! Its been a fun ride of serving God and serving each other. Christ is the glue that holds us together.

  • Maureen Barnett

    We got Married 17 yrs ago on Sept. 12, 2014 at the Justice of the Peace. He is my Best Friend we have been through many trials and God has brought us through them all!

  • Susan

    Happy Anniversary to you! We just celebrated on 9/26 33 years of marriage. We are a blended family of FIVE SONS! Pray for us. They range in age from 49 to 30 {his (2), mine (1) and ours (2)}. They are a joy and a challenge and praise God, HE has helped us thrive or survive these 33 years.

  • Joetta

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I love getting your e-mails …. so encouraging…helps me refocus and want to be a better wife!

    Oct 17th will be 27 years for us! We have had our tough times but, so glad we stuck it out….I am more in love with him (and Jesus!) than ever before…

  • Lisa

    Oct 2nd we will celebrate our 20th!!! We have 6 wonderful children, ages 18 – 10. Our oldest daughter is in her first year of college. She is going for Elementary education. Our oldest son is a Senior, a daughter that is a junior, a son that is a freshman, a daughter that is a 7th grader, and a son that is in 5th!!
    We have enjoyed every stage of our children’s lives. Sometimes it is challenging, but being able to show them the reason God wants them/doesn’t want them to do things has been the greatest blessing! I love directing hearts to God!

  • Candace

    Thanks for sharing! I’m thrilled to know that such an off-beat start to a marriage has held together for so long. 🙂 I hope that doesn’t sound condescending, it’s just that it seems like many elopements happen because the bride and groom are caught up in the moment of “being in love” or trying to run away from their families (sometimes for very good reasons!), thinking that they are running into something so much better and learning later how much work, time and sacrifice – in addition to love! – marriage really takes. Yeah you!! Congratulations, and I really mean it! 🙂

  • Becky

    My husband and I met in high school a little over 31 years ago. We’ve been married for 27.5 years and are almost empty nesters! We’re so very glad we’re still best friends since we find ourselves alone together more often with our oldest about to graduate from college and our younger 2 about to go away to school (they are living at home and finishing 2 free years of school at community college before going to a university). I am more in love with my husband than I’ve ever been and it just keeps getting better! Thanks for your posts – they are much appreciated..

  • SaBreena Lovelady

    Close to three years of marriage with many trying times but I and We refuse to end up on the wrong side of the statistic! Thank God for encouragement here!

  • Jennifer Jacobus

    15 short years =) I still get butterflies when I hear his truck pull up in the driveway =). Thank you for the daily inspiration and prayers to keep us going strong. Just because we are married, doesn’t mean we have to stop trying. I believe people think the alter is the finish line-but it’s quite the opposite—it’s just the beginning! Sharing your life with someone takes God’s grace.

  • Jana Sucre

    I hope y’all had a wonderful boyfriend/girlfriend date. Happy (very late) anniversary. My husband and I have been married for 4 months. I found your blog shortly after we got married and I love it. It was perfect timing!