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Husband Washes Ring Every Day To Remind Himself of What's Important in His Marriage

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Remember that old line from the 1987 film “The Princess Bride“? “This is true love. Do you think this happens every day?”

Westley’s question to Buttercup made our pulses patter and our hearts melt. But then the movie ended and the credits started to roll, leaving us with a defeating sense of reality.

The story, after all, is a fairy tale. A fantasy. Make believe. Could a love like Westley and Buttercup’s come true?

Divorce rate statistics can be discouraging, to say the least. But we can find examples of true love and commitment if we only take time to look.

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Take Jeff Hardy, for example. The dad and husband from Oklahoma shared a deeply personal post on Facebook that has gone viral.

“So this morning I was cleaning my wedding ring, I do it about once a week or so,” Hardy begins. “…I got to thinking about how cleaning my wedding ring kind of symbolizes a healthy marriage for me.”

Hardy goes on to talk about his wife, Sydney, and how it was important to him as her husband to wash his ring.

“My hands stay constantly banged up and dirty,” he writes. Still, he washes his ring, despite the fact some friends have basically asked him, “What’s the point?”

Hardy’s response is priceless. “IT. DOES. MATTER,” he says. “Why? Because every time I clean it, it reminds me of the small things in our marriage I should be doing.”

The man talks about really taking time to love and listen, to show his wife how much she means to him even in the simple everyday moments.

“Every day I wake to my wife, I pretend she is a stranger that I am madly in love with and think, ‘How today can I make her fall in love with me?'”

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Mrs. Hardy certainly married a good man. Her husband is one of many good men out there who look at marriage this way.

His advice is good for both husbands and wives, a sweet and encouraging reminder that, as Jeff says, “the small things matter.”

They do, indeed. Thank you for sharing your heart, Mr. Hardy. This post is as beautiful as it is uplifting, an inspiration to all significant others out there.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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