I had just turned 16, @sheilagcraft was 15. I ask her to “Go steady” with me (be my girlfriend). I ask her not to answer me until I talked to her about my philosophy of relationships. She said, “Ok?” I pulled out a piece of paper and drew this triangle. I said, “I believe if you will be your best for God and I will be my best for God, that He will make whatever we decide to do between us work!” I ask her how she felt about that? She told me she liked it. I went on to explain that the Bible says “don’t let the sun go down on your anger and give your enemy a foothold.” I ask her if she was going to be my girlfriend, could we actually strive to live this way and not practice divorce by walking away from each other with unresolved issues. She said she agreed to strive to live this way with me as long as we were together. Today @elevatelc 42 years later, we GOT TO teach how this GROWTH Mindset has worked for us thru the years!
You see, I wasn’t really asking her to just Go Steady with me...I was asking her to GROW STEADILY with me as long as we were choosing to GO THRU LIFE TOGETHER! What a privilege and honor it was this weekend to be by her side and talk about how we have FOUGHT TOGETHER...to GROW TOGETHER! Thank you PRECIOUS for fighting the good fight with me and for me for 42 years! I so love you! #growthmindset #fightthegoodfight #lovewins #heavenonearth #thebestisyettocome