Doug Kramer took to social media to pen a heartwarming message for his wife, Cheska Kramer, on their 14th wedding anniversary and 9th year anniversary as a couple.
"So hard to imagine that we've been together for 19 yrs today! It all started Oct 9, 2003!" Doug posted on his Instagram page.
"Really enjoyed pranking you at 12 midnight with the empty ring box when I gave your gift. Thanks Scarlett for capturing the photos!" he quipped.
Doug said that his love for his wife has been constantly growing throughout the years.
"So to my best friend, sweetheart, confidant and partner in everything, Happy 14th wedding Anniversary! My love for you has continually grown throughout these years," he wrote.
"To my best friend, sweetheart, confidant and partner in everything, Happy 14th wedding Anniversary! My love for you has continually grown throughout these years," he added.
Doug also shared a list of the things that have worked for them as a couple for years.
Doug, revealing the first on his list, shared: "We started our very first conversation by talking for 7 hours straight! And up to [this] day, our date nights still consist of spending time and talking for hours and hours! So undivided time together is essential. Date your wife!"
He added that laughing together is also vital to their relationship, saying: "We still laugh together so much! Even at each other's jokes, even if the kids find it so baduy."
Doug highlighted that whenever arguments take place, they always choose to fix them at the end of the day.
"For 19 years, we still have not fought and made it last over day. We always CHOOSE to fix our arguments after cooling down," he said.
He continued: " We respect each other's roles. I choose to focus on how I can cherish and love her. While she focuses on how she can respect and love me. Chesca's still my no.1 cheerleader!”
He went on: “We always try to look our best for each other. That's why we're still each other's ‘crush.’ We have never talked down on each other during heated arguments. Speak life, not speak down. We have never ever fought about money, not even when we were in debt and in need.”
“Lastly, we pray together and continually acknowledge we need Jesus because of how imperfect we are. His grace sustains us and makes us want to work on our marriage every single day. Cheers to us @chekakramer! 🥂 I'm excited what the next years will bring,” Doug ended his post.
Cheska also penned a message for Doug to mark their 14th wedding anniversary.
In her message, Cheska highlighted that their having conversations is one of the things she is most grateful for about their marriage.
"Dearest @dougkramer, Did you know... one of the things I am most grateful about is the time we both give each other to talk. Those conversations make me feel validated, honored, and heard. Best of all, I also get to know you better and know what is in your heart. I love knowing you and I love growing with you," she said.
She continued: "I also feel most important when you listen to me without judgements. In turn, it makes it easy for me to take the back seat when it is your time to speak."
Cheska also credited Doug for strengthening her faith, saying: "I thank you for taking the lead for me to get to know Jesus! And because of that, with so much gratitude and love I credit God for all of his goodness---because beyond all our imperfections he has sustained us with his truth and commands.”