Ode to Marriage: A Poem for a Life of Bliss






ode to marriage

hey hey,

In today’s short and snappy blog, I am sharing “A Word, A Song and A Laugh” to encourage you when it comes to marriage.




“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.”

Hebrews 13:4



‘Tis the season for engagements and weddings and anniversaries!


In honor of marriage and to celebrate all of the newly engaged couples, those planning weddings for this summer and all of the wedding anniversaries to be celebrated in the coming months, I hope you enjoy this Ode to Marriage and I hope you’ll share it with the lovebirds you know.


An Ode to Marriage

-by Beth Jones, 2008


Marriage is honorable and indeed it has been said,

There’s nothing better for a couple than to wed.

Commitment is the first step and once you say “I do”,

You’ll get thousands of opportunities to forget about “you.”


If she’s your best friend and he’s the salt-of-the-earth,

Your marriage has started with a nice birth.

Water and nurture your vows like a flower,

Put the Lord at your center if you want His power.


He’s a little boy in a big man’s body,

He wants your admiration even when he’s naughty.

She’s a princess in her own flick,

She wants your “ooh’s and aah’s”; after all she’s a chick.


Laughter is a must and you should get a lot,

To be sad or boring – you better not!

Smile when he’s a dork and laugh at her jokes,

Then you’ll grow into happy old folks.


Tell him he’s big, strong and oh…so smart,

These words go a long way, so start!

Tell her she’s pretty, funny and oh…so fab,

Don’t ever mention her hips or flab.


Sex is great and in marriage there is trust,

Both parties having pleasure is an absolute must.

Enjoy making love, that is what it’s named,

The plan from the beginning was naked and unashamed.


Pray for your spouse and serve them with gladness,

It will take extra grace, when there has been madness.

Talk and share and talk some more,

Conversation is the key that will open most doors.


Don’t live in anger, bitterness or strife,

It’s a terrible way to waste your life.

Forgiveness is the key and you better be snappy,

If you want a marriage that is full and happy.


Having children is one of life’s joys,

Doesn’t matter whether you have girls or boys.

They’ll steal your heart and improve your prayer life,

Then one day, they’ll too find a husband or wife.


They’ll probably find a mate like you,

So, no pressure, but they’ll watch everything you do.

Once again, the cycle will begin,

Love and marriage and lots of grins.


Love’s not a feeling or a Wedding Day goose-bump,

It’s a life-long vow, once you take the jump.

Marriage is a mystery and we know for sure,

It takes dedicated commitment to build a lasting “his and her.”


One of God’s gifts is a marriage blessed from above,

I wish all you lovebirds a lifetime of love.



Here are a few songs to encourage you about seasons, timing and grace!


Unchained Melody, by The Righteous Brothers - this is our all-time favorite love song! My husband and I dance to this whenever we get the chance, whether in The Villages or on the pontoon! It has all the feels!


Wedding Song, by Peter, Paul and Mary - a classic wedding song and perhaps a few of you had this song sung at your wedding! Enjoy!


Annie, my son-in-love Zack Spanger wrote this song for our daiughter, Annie. He sang it to her at their wedding reception. They’ve been happily married for 5 years.


You’re Still the One, by Shania Twain - it’s still a goodie!


I know you all have favorite wedding and love songs, so send me the YouTube link to your faves!

peace, love and blessings,




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Family Secrets :)



Family secrets …

hey hey,

I hope you are enjoying our 2023 blog! As promised, each Wednesday I will be sending you “a word, a song and a laugh.”


I pray you are blessed by today’s short and snappy blog.


A Word: “… All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3, NLT


God gave Abraham (the father of our faith) a big promise of blessing for families! Galatians tells us that because of our faith in Jesus, we are also heirs of the blessing of Abraham! That means, it’s God’s desire that your family is blessed!


So what’s the secret? How do we cooperate with the Lord to experience a blessed family? A family blessed in relationships. Blessed in material blessings. Blessed in health. Blessed in love and kindness. Blessed in forgiveness. Blessed in fertility? Blessed in calling, vocation and influence? And blessed in so many other ways?


The secret is: Faith! Just like Abraham. Faith means: we believe God and His promises. We declare His promises over our families. We are led by the Spirit to love, communicate, honor and please the Lord in our daily choices with one another. Of course, there’s a lot we could say about families, but for today — let’s sing and declare God’s promises over our families!


One of the things we’ve declared over our family and our church family for the past 30+ years is this: “The Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus and the Angels of God surround you and protect you everywhere you go - spirit, soul and body - front to back, side to side and top to bottom! You are filled with God’s wisdom, surrounded with favor, full of His Spirit and you make good decisions. In Jesus Name. Amen!” Please feel free to adopt this same declaration of faith for your family and tweak it as you see fit.


A Song: Here are 3 songs you can sing over your family. Do it every day and watch what the Lord does!


Surrounded, by Valley Worship Team - I wrote this song several years ago based on the words (mentioned above) that we declared over our family and kids for decades. The Valley Worship Team fine tuned it and made this recording! We still sing and declare these things over our family and our church family.


Speak the Name of Jesus, by Charity Gayle (feat. Steven Musso) - This song says it all!


The Blessing, by Kari Jobe - Amazing, anointed song take from Numbers 6:24-26

peace, love and blessings,


A Laugh: It happens! :)


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