20% of a century.
However you parse it out. It’s a long time.
It may even be long enough to retire with full benefits from some jobs.
For me, I’m just glad our marriage beat the median.
Wikipedia says: “As of 2009, first marriages which ended in divorce lasted a median of 8 years for both men and women. The median time to separation from first marriages was about 7 years.”
We’ve had a lot of great times: days in Coronado, trips to Disneyland, weekends in Solvang. But we’ve also had our share of adversity: loss of a business, miscarriage of a child, and bankruptcy.
I feel pretty confident in saying that I’ve made nearly every mistake possible. I mean, it’s pretty hard to be a radical feminist and a good wife. And since I’ve already made a controversial statement, may I recommend The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Laura Schlessinger?
I have this theory that my generation was raised to believe men are our enemy. Now, I’m no appendage to “The Mr” but I do believe that the two should become one. A lot of his dreams have become mine and vice versa.
Men want to be respected and women want to be loved. That is a timeless truth. And Mercier has loved me both in word and in deed.
And in this loving relationship, where I feel safe and supported, I am able, dare I say free, to pursue my hobbies including worship leading, songwriting, recording, devotional writing, social media interests, tweetups, and the like.
The bottom line is I wouldn’t be who I am today, if it weren’t for “The Mr.”
Bible Verses to Think About
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
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