Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Joni on Marriage

Most of you will have heard of Joni Eareckson Tada, writer, singer, artist, world renown speaker and founder of an international ministry, Joni and Friends. Recently in a radio interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, she was asked: "What's the most important thing you do?" Her answer did not reflect any of the above, but:
Taking care of my husband. He is the most important person in my life. God puts people in the sphere of our influence all around us: our neighbors, our friends, people in our community. If we are invited to go speak somewhere, sure those are individuals in the audience. But that individual behind closed doors that you’re at home with, whether it’s—well, my husband, of course, but the children, perhaps that’s some of our listeners, mothers, their husbands, the family circle. The people in that sphere of influence—they are the most important individuals. And for me certainly that is my husband, Ken.

We’re coming up on 25 years of marriage. He indeed is the most important person in my life. If it doesn’t work with him, if my testimony is not living out with him, if I cannot be clear and transparent with him behind closed doors, then I better not be going out and speaking anywhere, saying anything that doesn’t first work at home.

Let me encourage you to read the rest of the interview here, full of humour, serious, practical, inspiring and of course, has all the ingredients of a good love story!

(HT: Solo Femininity)

1 comment:

Ann Addison said...

Thanks for passing this along... what a great word for us all!