Today’s Featured Couple is Edward and Rhonda!
Every couple has valuable treasure hidden in their relationship. The Spouse Dates Featured Couple Interview is designed to “mine” some of that treasure in order to share it with you.
As you read Rhonda’s story I hope you find a gem, jewel or golden nugget that will encourage and inspire you in our own marriage!
Rhonda, tell us a little about yourself.
Edward and I have been married for the past 18 years. I am from a small country call Guyana located in South America that’s on the Caribbean coast. I have one son, he is 24 years old.
How did you first meet?
My husband and I met at the post office where we worked for several years together.
As a couple, what is something you have struggled with or a difficulty you have overcome? How would you encourage other couples that may be facing the same challenge?
As many other couples have, we struggled a little with some financial issues, but by the grace of God, He has brought us out victoriously.
What was your best date ever and what made it so outstanding?
One of my best dates ever was going to Las Vegas with my husband. First of all it was a surprise that I planned flying out to Vegas. At the airport there was a limousine waiting to take us to the hotel. Later that day the limousine took us around Vegas and the look on my husband’s face was priceless.
What are some marriage resources that have helped you build a better marriage?
I usually go to a marriage seminar at my church. It is a night to remember at a hotel with other couples where you devote that time for your husband. However, there are also books that we used too but I just can’t remember the names right this moment.
Tell us about an “Aha!” moment that has helped you become a better spouse.
My Aha moment is when my husband and I had a disagreement over finances and I felt the Holy Spirit say shut up, which I didn’t do at the time. However, in my quiet times with God he speaks then I listen.
If you could go back in time and give your newlywed selves one piece of marriage advice, what would that be?
My advice would be: be slow to speak and listen more.
When you think about your future together, what are you most excited about?
To grow old together and experience new things.
What’s the one ingredient that would help you overcome future challenges?
My answer would be a stronger dependence on God who holds the future.