I’ve made plenty of mistakes in life including in my marriage. Sin and failure are a part of being human (unfortunately).
But I’ve also made some good choices that brought the blessing of God. One was taking Shirley Jean Cookson as my wife on October 10, 1976.
One of our sons is getting married this week on the same day–forty-five years later. We’re happy to share the date (we were married on my Grandma Boehme’s birthday.)
Marriage is the bedrock of a thriving nation. Nothing creates greater social stability and happiness than great marriages.
What are the secrets to a successful marriage?
A quote often attributed to 18th century Scottish writer and politician Andrew Fletcher describes the power of music:
Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.
I agree. Songs can move us to good or evil like few things on earth.
Music is a gift from God to angels and humans to express their worship of Him and celebrate the wonders of His world. The biggest book in the Bible is Music–the Psalms (Songs). Music will be perfected in heaven beyond our imagination.
However, since music has amazing influence, the powers of hell have used it in our fallen world to deceive people and draw them away from God’s reality and truth.
Here’s my take on Hell’s Greatest Hits…
When I was young, I traveled around the world in missions looking for a wife then returned to my hometown (briefly) and met her–in a revival.
That’s a great place to find a bride. Honesty, transparency, and brokenness are great foundations upon which to base a marriage.
Our courtship also involved Valentine’s Day–which is Friday this week.
Here’s our story—and the truth about God’s walls of sexual blessing.