According to the counter on my old blog, it's been 40 days since I walked down the aisle and made a covenant with Loris before God in marriage.
And from this perspective, I'm starting to realize the opportunities marriage creates for sanctification - the Christian's life-long process of becoming less sinful and more like Christ.
The good thing is that marriage has not been as difficult as some forecasted it would be even soon after the wedding (just wait, I was negatively warned a few times - you don't know what you're getting yourself into).
But even with the relatively short amount of time that's passed, I'm finding that I have a different perspective - little things happen and I think back to something I read or heard before getting married and realize that I didn't fully understand. The advice holds more weight now.
And that's a good thing, because along with all the wonderful things I was looking forward to in marriage, I really was interested as well to see how God might begin to use our marriage to help me grow - to open my eyes, to break me of some sin patterns and stubbornness, many things I have just been oblivious too. Or rather, haven't had to deal with much.
Just ask Loris about this. Actually, please don't.
Maybe I'll do some posts about some things marriage has been showing me so far - most of all for the purpose of clarifying and cementing these lessons in my own brain.
(photo: a hill off a bike trail near our place)