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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions for a Happy Anniversary!


It’s a brand new year and the start of a new decade in our marriage.  We are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary today – January 2nd, 2012.   

I must preface it by saying this is my 2nd marriage.  I got married right out of high school and was divorced 4 yrs. later.  I remarried at the age of 26, and 7 years into our marriage I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

As I look back over our marital journey, I recognize the ups and downs, the good, bad and ugly, and the day to day struggles that form the bond of commitment we still share today.  I pledged to the Lord that this year I would write out a list of “30 Things I Love Most About My Husband” and include it in his anniversary card.  That’s one good character trait or quality for every year of marriage!

When I met the Lord Jesus personally, it changed my life forever.  Since that time I have grown in my faith and have learned that my personal happiness is rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.  I’ve come to realize that my husband cannot meet all of my needs and expectations.  Only Jesus Christ can bring true joy and contentment in life.  I choose not to dwell on the negative – but rather focus on the positive.

I Peter 3:1-4 says, “Likewise you wives, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chase conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your beauty be that outward adorning of arranging the hair, of wearing gold, or of putting on fine apparel; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

Now for the good stuff!  I hereby celebrate my husband of thirty years with this list of the       
 “30 Things I Love Most About My Husband"
  1. Funny
  2. Romantic
  3. Generous           
  4. Careful
  5. Sacrificial
  6. Organized
  7. Mindful
  8. Hard-working
  9. Descent
  10. Honest
  11. Wise
  12. Punctual
  13. Devoted
  14. Considerate
  15. Dependable
  16. Loving
  17. Courageous
  18. Diligent
  19. Steady
  20. Giving
  21. Helpful
  22. Trustworthy
  23. Optimistic
  24. Tidy
  25.  Humble
  26. Compassionate
  27. Honorable
  28. Wise
  29. Determined
  30. Intelligent 
 This was a photo of us while on a cruise last year in Europe - a once in a lifetime memory!










Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”.  It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion.  It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.  Visit


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8 comments:

  1. I love your list for your husband thanks for sharing. Marriage is not easy and yes we must apply God's word to our lives in order for it to work

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  2. Thanks for your sweet comments Desiray! Indeed - marriage is a struggle - but with GOD - all things are possible, Amen?

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  3. I like your list of 30 positive things about your husband. I believe most of us could find many wonderful things pertaining to our spouse that is a blessing! Now for those who've been married less than 2 years like my youngest daughter, they can work on their list year after year adding to it as their marriage continues. :)
    Thank you for your article and Happy Anniversary! :D

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  4. Thanks Lily! Glad you liked it! Great idea for your daughter and her husband - I like it! :)

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  5. Happy 30th Anniversary! I pray that the remaining years of your marriage, will be the best of years! Hugs & Congrats!

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  6. Thank you Dee. You bless me with your kind words! May God receive all the glory!

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  7. Congratulations, Deborah. Thirty years is something to celebrate. As my husband told me on our anniversary, the best was yet to come!

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  8. Hi Cecilia. Great to see you here! It's a milestone for sure... Looking forward to many good years ahead!

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