June 27th, 2012 | By admin
By Aunt Mary
What are your dreams right now? You may say to get a good job and make plenty of money. Maybe to marry a rich man so you won’t have to work. I’m sure it’s something like that.
When I was your age, I wanted to marry rich so I wouldn’t have to clean the house and wash dishes. I hated that, and I still do. That’s not my piece of cake. I did marry rich, but not in money. My hubby is rich in love, kindness, and thoughtfulness. We’ve had good days and bad days, but after almost 50 years of marriage, I see more good days than bad days.
Through the years we’ve noticed people we’ve gone to high school with that have craved money. They’ve not been happy. They’ve turned to liquor, sex, gambling, and other things. Money does not bring happiness. Oh, it can make life more pleasant, but it doesn’t bring happiness. Being friends with your spouse does. 1 Timothy 6:10 tell us, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many arrows.”
Remember that verse. Be happy with what you have. Don’t look at what others have and wish you had it. Don’t long for what you don’t have.
Marry someone who is your best friend. Enjoy each others company. Sit down and talk together. Go to church together. Have the save beliefs. Have the same beliefs in raising your children. Raise them together. Go to ballgames, school programs, and other activities. Have a deep commitment to family.
Back when my now husband and I were dating, he was in school and I was working. We were at different ends of the state. A guy in the office where I worked kept asking me out, and I kept refusing. This guy drank, partied, and I don’t know what else. I didn’t want any part of that. A friend kept telling me I should go out with him. I knew I shouldn’t. I never did and I’m so glad now that I didn’t. I wonder what ever happened to him. I know what happened to me. I married the one I loved, settled down, had children, remained a Christian, and had a wonderful life. No regrets!