Anniversary Stories

Title: Rings    Author: Unknown   This Writing Is Rated G

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They say marriage is like a phone call in the middle of the night...You get a "ring" and then you Wake UP!! John and I were celebrating 1 year of marriage and he gave me a ring with the inscription "I love Jesus" on it. I loved it but I did not love John. My first husband had died 5 years earlier. Our 4 children were all from him and I couldn't help but compare John with him. Of course John never measured up. Anytime John upset me I would take off my wedding ring and put my Jesus ring on that finger instead until one weekend I was attending a women's retreat and a woman who was recently widowed told me about the guilt she was carrying because of the way she treated her husband before his death. God was convicting me of my resentment toward my own husband. I gave my new friend the Jesus ring and shared with her Christ's forgiving message along with a verse that helps me when I feel alone "Your Maker is your husband, the Lord God Almighty is his name". I went home with a new passion towards John. We have now celebrated 8 yrs of marriage.