- · Matt is my best friend AND lover. I’m not torn. He wins. Period.
- · Unlike Edward, Matt listens to me when I backseat drive. He wears his seatbelt and does roughly four miles over the speed limit.
- · When Matt and I have differences, we talk them over. No one leaves (like Edward) or ignores the other (like Jacob).
- · As adults we’ve discussed what would happen in the event of sickness and death. Neither of us feels like we’d commit suicide if the other died (no running to the Volturi for us!). Though devastated, we’d rely on God to sustain us.
- · I speak the truth in love and so does he. We do not need to be professional liars (Edward) or tricksters (Jacob). As Matt said in our wedding vows, “I will be worthy of your trust by being trustworthy.”
- · Matt encourages me to hang out with other people, to make new friends, and to have hobbies and interests outside of our marriage and family. I never have to feel guilty for visiting with friends. Matt is not controlling (Edward).
- · As married adults we can snuggle in bed and engage in sexual activity without sneaking behind our parent’s backs (unlike Bella and Edward).
- · Because we are adults, Matt and I can enjoy thrill seeking without our parents’ permission (unlike Bella and Jacob).
- · We are first and foremost committed to our Christ. We recognize that though we are God’s perfect provision for each other, only HE can fully satisfy.
So ladies, if you want a quick and easy read, I’m not opposed to recommending the Twilight Series (though I’d really recommend Redeeming Love, Pride and Prejudice or Peace Like a River more). When you finish the series, remember that it is fiction and that your husband does not and should not live up to standards set by fictional characters.