Fidelity – Faithfulness to a person, cause or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support.
My husband Randy and I met when we were 32 and married at 35. By that time, we both had experienced dating nuisances. It is so satisfying to be in a faithful relationship. I know I can trust him when he is attending a conference out of town, and he can stand confident when I am out running errands knowing that’s where I am.
Before I met Randy, I dated in the hopes of getting married and starting a family. During that time, I encountered disappointments and heartbreak from shenanigans such as games, infidelity, drug addictions, prejudism, stalking and even incarceration.
When I met Randy, it was refreshing to meet a guy that what you see is what you get. There is no pretense in our relationship and we share open/honest communication.
In June, we will celebrate 17 years of marriage, and we still share the same trust as we did since we said, “I do.” The insignia on the inside of my engagement ring which reads, “My Best Friend” is a daily reminder.
My hope is that my children will recognize the importance of commitment and will experience it for themselves some day with their spouse.
Here is one Bible verse that was read at our wedding ceremony I’d like to share with you.
For this reason a man shall leave his father
and mother to be united to his wife
and the two shall become one flesh.
What have been your experiences in dating and/or marriage?