5 years ago today my life changed fairly dramatically. The thing with marriage is that people can tell you all about it before hand, but there’s really no way to know what you’re truly getting into. Luckily I got into it with someone fairly special.

Ask anyone the key to success in marriage and you’ll always get a different answer, but I’m sure of what the key of the first five years has been for us and I think it will be the same key for success in the next fifty.

A successful marriage is based on a willingness of each person to give up their needs and wants for the sake of the other person. The ultimate example of this in shown in the Son of God who had it good sitting at the right hand of God the Father and came down to be with us.

I do a poor job of sacrificing my needs and wants for Rose, so I’m glad to have married someone who continually teaches me how to do it better than I am currently. Sure, it does take two to tango, but it also helps to marry up.

Five years.

Many more to come.