15 years of marriage to the best woman on Earth for me

Mrs Warnock and I have enjoyed married life for 15 years today.  As I reflect on those years I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you.  Truth be told, marriage has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. As society seeks to destroy family life, it is crucial that we fight for a true understanding of something that reflects the heart of God himself. Through marriage I have become more aware of my own weaknesses and sin. I have grown immeasurably in so many ways. There is no doubt that Andrée has had the greatest influence of anyone on who I am today. She has supported, encouraged, rebuked, comforted, helped, instructed, and most of all loved me. Knowing that someone has promised to stick by you no matter what is a most precious feeling.  She has been a far better wife than I have deserved.  She has definitely been the person who has most made me want to be a better man, and a better husband.

I am glad for grace, as without it I do not know how anyone can get through even one year of marriage.  Without grace I would wallow in guilt for all the times I have failed her as a husband. Without grace how can anyone carry on?  She is my best friend, my confident, my partner. I hope people realize that when I say she plays a massive role in contributing to everything I do, they do not think I am saying mere words.  She helped edit every page of my book. She helps me often here on the blog.  She cares for my children. She releases me to do things outside the home. The hours and hours of conversation about everything that concerns us both have shaped me. She is patient and kind. I am so grateful to God for the woman that he designed for me.  Happy anniversary Andrée. Here is praying for many, many more!

About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock has been a blogger since April 2003, and part of the leadership team of Jubilee Church, London for more than ten years, serving alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus.

Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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