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The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received Was to Stand on a Chair—22 Yrs Later, Here’s Why I Haven’t Stopped

I watched a sweet older couple strolling hand-in-hand through the park as I sat in the sandbox with my little ones, and wondered how anyone could keep love’s flame alight for a lifetime. I was only a decade into marriage and some days, I felt like the spark in my heart was waning dim.

That night, while my husband worked late, I complained to the Lord about the sorry state of my marriage. As the moonlight cast silver shadows on the dirty living room floor, God whispered, “When was the last time you cheered for your husband?”

I’d rooted for my son when he’d caught a fly ball at his baseball game. I’d clapped for my daughter when she’d made it across the monkey bars. And I’d cheered for my toddler when he’d eaten all of his peas.

But I couldn’t remember the last time I’d applauded my husband for anything.

The image of a beat-up kitchen chair flashed through my mind, and hot tears filled my tired eyes. I dropped to my knees with a tidal wave of conviction flooding my heart and an earnest prayer spilling from my lips, “Dear Jesus, show me how to become my husband’s greatest fan once again.”

In today’s key verses, the Apostle Paul doesn’t mention standing on chairs or clapping our hands, but he does command us to celebrate always

Not just when we feel like it. Always.

This kind of celebration isn’t a well-planned party or inspired whimsy; this kind of celebration is a choice. It’s a deliberate barrage against ingratitude, a calculated attack on apathy.

To celebrate our spouse always means looking for what’s right rather than bemoaning what’s wrong. We focus on hope rather than wallow in disappointment; we acknowledge extraordinary grace in life’s ordinary grit.

To celebrate always is a daily decision to fan the flames of love in every season of the soul…’til death do us part.

Standing on furniture and clapping loudly is optional, but rejoicing in good times and bad is not. Of course, if I were you, I’d practice a few spunky moves when nobody’s looking.

’Cause after 22 years of sacred matrimony, I’ve learned that cheerleading may be hard on my kitchen chairs, but it’s good for my marriage!

Dear God, I want to be my husband’s greatest fan. Grow in me a grateful heart and teach me how to celebrate my marriage in all circumstances. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

About the Author: Alicia Bruxvoort is a writer, speaker and abundant life seeker who is passionate about helping women discover abundant life in Christ right where they are. A member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team and a contributing author for The M.O.M. Initiative, Alicia’s devotional writing inspires women across the globe. While she loves telling a good story, Alicia’s favorite tale is the one she lives daily in Holland, MI, with her five crazy kids and her husband of twenty-three years. Get to know Alicia at her online home, The Overflow or on Twitter or Facebook.

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