"Letters From Your Future Spouse" (Part 1) - A new series by Awesome Marriage Leader David Skidmore

I am single, and I can say I am happily single. I’ve lived some excellent adventures with the Lord over the past few years. Like you though, I also have desires. One of my desires for my life is to have an awesome marriage someday. As I thought about being married, I wondered if my “future wife” was given the chance to write me letters in the future, what would she like to be able to say knowing how I lived my life from this day forward. Then, I wondered what I would like for her to be able to say. So this is a letter I wrote to myself. I wrote it as if I was my future spouse. And I wrote this to encourage myself to live the life that I really want to live.

 Dear Love, 

 I wanted to say thank you for the way you prioritize your relationships. In our relationship, I’ve never felt like there was a competition. I’ve always known you love the Lord more than me, and I’m so grateful you do. You love the Lord with everything you have. Your heart beats for our Lord, your mind is fixed on Him, and your strength is found in Him. Because you love Jesus first, I feel secure that you will continue to love me from His standards of love.

 I also love that you accept my love. I know the only way you can is because you accept God’s love for you. You accepted His love, and now you even love yourself. Thank you for choosing to love yourself, and to love others as you love yourself. Because you do love yourself, I know you will love me from a place of strength, peace, and joy. You found your Lord, and you found who you are in Him. Thank you for loving me out of who you are in Jesus. 

 With all my heart.

 This weekend, would you take the time to write yourself a letter from your future spouse about your love for the Lord, for yourself, and for others from this day forward? This will serve as a reminder of the life you want to create in the future? You can frame this letter and put it up in your room, or you could share it with your friends and ask them to encourage you in living the life you want to live.

David Skidmore