Michael and Amy

It’s a good thing my husband Michael and I said, “Until death do us part” in our covenant to each other and to almighty God on that April day twenty-eight years ago because our love has been tested time and time again.

With a number of job losses and stresses in our lives we have been through seasons when we fought like cats and dogs. All along, there was a genuine love deep in our souls for each other underneath our selfishness. But our disunity seemed to dominate our relationship until we both learned to live a fully surrendered life to Christ.

Now, together with the Lord, we walk hand in hand in unity following our Creator into the destiny He has prepared for us.

“And the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two, but one…”  Mark 10:8 (New Living Translation)

I’m linking up for Five Minute Friday where Lisa Jo Baker and other awesome people write for five minutes flat with no self critiquing or no striving for perfection. This week’s prompt is: “Together”

The photo of my husband and me was captured by my daughter without us knowing she was photographing us.

Five Minute Friday


  1. Hi Amy…your story sounds similar to ours. I took the “when we met” angle and you took the long rest of the story!! I could have gone on and on about our ups and downs, too. Blessings to you both, and love the pic! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    • Amy Lynne on October 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm said:

      Thank you, Anne, for your comment. It does indeed sound like our story is similar to yours. I think all good marriages have both beautiful times and hard seasons. It’s worth it, isn’t it? 🙂

  2. I love your take on the love under our selfishness. If we could all focus a bit more there…nicely said

    • Amy Lynne on October 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

      Thank you, Christa. Yes, it would be wonderful if we all could focus on the reasons we fell in love with our spouses in the first place. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad I was led here today. Oh this was a good read. Loved this —> “All along, there was a genuine love deep in our souls for each other underneath our selfishness. ”
    My husband and I recently celebrated 23 years together and during that time are marriage almost ended twice but I’m so grateful for the “love deep in our souls” that kept us fighting and for a God who redeems!
    Blessings to you.

    • Amy Lynne on November 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

      Thank you, Beth, for your kind words. Happy anniversary to you and your husband! It makes my heart happy to hear about other couples who have made it through to the really great years of marriage. The marriages that make it beyond twenty years seem to be the best of all. 🙂

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