Love is something you work at. It’s something you do every day. Creating a loving marriage takes a daily effort from two imperfect people. When it’s done correctly with patience, kindness, forgiveness and never-ending mercy and grace, you can create a loving marriage that will withstand a lifetime of trials.
Since Christmas is right around the corner, who better to give some advice about creating a loving marriage than Old Saint Nick himself.
That’s right, Santa Claus has been married to the Mrs. for quite some time now and he’s agreed to give some pointers on what it takes to create a loving marriage. So pull up a cup of hot cocoa and grab your pen and paper. One of my favorite authors, Gary Chapman, along with Harold Myra, recently interviewed Santa. Here is what the Jolly old guy had to say:
A North Pole Christmas interview by Gary Chapman and Harold Myra:
SANTA’S LOVING MARRIAGE
—the jolly saint reveals his secrets
Recently, while writing our new book, Married and Still Loving It, a brainstorm hit…or, you might say, sugar plums danced in our heads. We were interviewing long-married couples but thought of Saint Nick. “He’s the one with a really long marriage!”
What, we wondered, was going on with him and Mrs. Claus? We decided to find out, but North Pole communications can be crackly…and noisy from all those toy-making elves. But we were lucky—we caught Santa in a jolly mood in his home, beside Mrs. Claus sipping hot chocolate by a cozy fire.
“Ho, ho, ho!” he exclaimed. “It’s about time someone asked me about love and marriage.”
“Really? What do they usually ask about?”
“Whether being naughty or nice really counts.”
“Of course!” he boomed merrily.
We grinned. “So what can you tell us about love and marriage?”
Santa sipped his hot chocolate. “Maybe you won’t want to hear our old-fashioned ideas.”
“But that’s why we’re calling. You’ve been married a long, long time, and we want to know what makes you so merry.”
Read the full interview with Santa at: http://kirkcameron.com/santas-amazing-marriage then come back here for a chance to win a copy of Married and Still Loving It!
Married and Still Loving It – Book Giveaway
To enter, leave me a comment here or on Facebook and tell me what you do to keep Love at the center of your marriage. I will select two winners (must have US Mailing Address) on December 15, 2015.
Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, and Harold Myra, former CEO of Christianity Today International, have teamed up to author the new book, Married and Still Loving It: The Joys and Challenges of the Second Half, which releases in January from Moody Publishers.
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