It’s fascinating to me that my post right after my review of The Divine Dance will be on celebrating thirty-five years of marriage. October 17 1981 is the day when Sheila and I said our wedding vows and thirty-five years later, I feel I marriage is in the center of that divine dance!
To “know” unguarded friendship with Sheila this long, wild, beautiful, hard 12,775 days after we said “I do” is to know something of the fiery dance of eternal friendship depicted in the book, The Divine Dance.
The phrase “unguarded friendship” came to mind when I was about two thirds of the way through the book. For me the beauty to know unguarded friendship 12,775 days into marriage is to know something of the unending Trinitarian “flow”—within the divine dance.
What are the best metaphors for a marital friendship one truly cherishes after thirty-five years? Yes, no doubt, there are many metaphors that would be appropriate. But in light of my recent reading of The Divine Dance I want to highlight the wild and extravagant blessing of knowing unguarded friendship thirty-five years into marriage.