One week, our assignment consisted of a few pages of "What would you do if..." For instance, what would you do if you lost your job? What would you do if a family member died? What would you do if you couldn't have children?
These were serious life questions. Serious! I devoted a great deal of time thinking about my reaction and how I would respond and what steps we might take as a married couple together. I had a short paragraph answering every single one... partly because I was taking it so seriously, and partly because I can be an over-achiever. I was going to be prepared for this marriage thing!
The time came to share our homework with the counselor. I glanced over at Patrick's workbook. He had one short sentence to answer each question. It appeared to be the same sentence. I was slightly furious. He hadn't taken it seriously at all, I thought. We are going to have a horrible marriage, I lamented.
"Pray, and know that God is sovereign."
That's it? How can that be it? That is much too simple. That is like answering "Jesus" at Sunday School.
And yet through all the ups and downs we've had over the past 16 years, that has always been the best answer.
You were right, honey! R-I-G-H-T! (And that's another good piece of marriage advice.)
What's the best piece of marriage advice you've ever heard?