I’ve just discovered two great songs about marriage. One is called ‘Lead Me’ by Sanctus Real.
And the one I totally love is “Dancing in the Minefields” by Andrew Peterson
It is a song about a couple who married young and are looking back on it after 15 years. The chorus goes,
“We went dancing in the minefields,
we went sailing in the storm.
And it was harder than we dreamed,
but I believe that’s what the promise is for.”
That line just sums it up for me! When Rich and I married we didn’t REALLY know each other. And even though we took our vows very seriously and wrote them ourselves based on Ephesians 5, I don’t think we really knew what we were promising.
Within two years of marriage we had lost Richard’s Dad and any hope of having children.
“It was harder than we dreamed but I believe that’s what the promise is for!”
Another line I love is,
“‘Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it’s an easy price
For the life that we have found.”
These are encouraging words. And if when my marriage isn’t really like this. It’s a good thing to aspire to.
They’re worth a listen 🙂