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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her most recent books are Breathing Through Grief and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. Today’s post made my eyes well with tears of joy. What a beautiful example your parents have been and continue to be.

  2. What a beautiful post. It has touched my soul. Blessings to you for sharing such a lovely story of your family ❤️.

  3. Love today message Dornia. It goes to show you that there are Marriages that to last. Love is still a big part of them. You see that in your Parents. My parent Marriage didn’t work out. But I am thankful it lasted 25 years. No matter what they went through they still showed they loved either by staying together. My Marriage at times went through bad patches. We didn’t really understand what our Marriage vows meant to either. You go together as couple. You see the roses and the red hearts. You think you know really what love is. But it’s not until you are Married and live together 24 hours a day. That you see either ways and things you see either do and say that you might not like. That what caused us to row. One day me and my Husband had bad row. He said go away don’t come back. I looked at a wedding photo of us that higns in our living room. I knew God was speaking. I said no I not going anywhere. I make my vows to stay until death do us part and in sickness and in health. That was some years ago. We are still hear 30 years of later. We both said sorry to either and said plus promised if anything like that happens again we go for Marriage help. We have had Marriage that is so strong since that time. That it was nearly tossed and wave away. We now tell either every day we love either. We look at that as learning point. Thank you for today’s reading love it. My Husband say to quite often God put us together so what God has put together let no one separate. How true that is. Our love for either since that time has grown.

  4. Love this true story of true love and how we are all called to put others before ourselves. ❤️❤️
    God is faithful to His Word and works things together for good when we love Him and others before ourselves.
    Marriage is tough. Praise God for your parents’ example!

  5. Dorina, how interesting that I should happen upon your article about your parents’ Golden Anniversary…. On my Golden Anniversary.

    So, so true! And beautiful.

  6. I got so much out of this writing. I wrote down many things that I will
    keep in mind for myself and will share with friends and family. Thank you,
    Dorina and Dayspring.

  7. This is so beautiful, my friend! ❤️ Thank you for sharing more of your heart.

  8. Dorina,

    Most marriages don’t last these days. It takes one trial or an argument over something & poof they get divorced. The one thing that keeps marriages together is their love for each other & making God the central part of their lives. Depending on God to get them through trials. My hubby & I will have been married 20 years next year. Can’t believe it!! Our love has been wave tossed with aging parents dementia, other health issues & job stresses. Sure we contend with each other but in the end we make up. The biggest thing we do for each other is pray. We pray daily for each other & our job stresses. We love on each other.

    Blessings 🙂