Yesterday, I went to Rick's memorial service. It was beautiful. There were tears and a lot of laughter.
A blue grass gospel string quintet (made up of Rick’s family members) played beautiful songs, and his peers had wonderful stories to tell.
When it came time for the family to share, his wife, Barb, stood up. She stood in front of the congregation with such grace, humility, and humor. She was able to laugh and rejoice in Rick’s life and their time together.
Barb and Rick were married for 38 years! And this past weekend she felt God put it on her heart to share the “secrets” to a wonderful marriage (or as Rick would have called them – “The One Anothers”)
I thought y’all should see what she said (she even provided handouts for us!)
Secrets of a Wonderful Marriage
According to God's Holy Bible, provided and compiled by Barb Floyd.
Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Do not complain, brethren, against one another --- Do not speak against one another.
James 5:9, James 4:11
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love
And be subject to one another in the fear of Christ
Through love serve one another
Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another
But encourage one another day after day
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
I have Barb's handout and it is going on my fridge as a constant reminder that beautiful and Godly marriages still exist. And to remind myself and Vincent that we should always remember “one another.”
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