The Woman Behind the Man

by Steve Laube

Thirty years ago today a beautiful young lady said “I do” and we have been married ever since. They say that behind every good man is an even better woman. I couldn’t agree more. Through the ups and downs of life, my wife Lisa has been the foundation of our home and raised three incredible daughters.

I can safely say that The Steve Laube Agency would not be what it is today without her efforts behind the scenes. Her consistent prayers, her pursuit of God, and her love for me have made it all possible. She has been there through every agonizing twist and turn.

My sentimental side lacks a little polish and words tend to fail me. So today in a simple way, on our 30th wedding anniversary, I would like to honor my wife and say “I love you” and “Thank you for all that you do.” I am humbled to be married to such an amazing woman of God.

An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.

“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31: 10-12; 29-30 (ESV)


35 Responses to The Woman Behind the Man

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    Rick Barry August 22, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    Congratulations to both of you! (And special thanks to Lisa for each time she lets you attend a conference in order to enrich the lives of authors.)

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    Sherri August 22, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    Congratulations to you both. Isn’t it amazing to be loved like that!

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    Kathi Macias August 22, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    What a lovely tribute! Thank you for telling us about your beautiful wife, Steve.

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    Gwyn K. Weyant August 22, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    Congratulations that is wonderous thing to find a
    Love that true.
    I am lucky to be heading into 25 years as of Jan, 10, 2012
    May you a have 30 MORE


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    Tom Pieper August 22, 2011 at 5:37 am #

    He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22. Sounds like LOTS of favor to me

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    Peter DeHaan August 22, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    Congratulations! What a wonderful tribute to your bride.

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    Deborah Raney August 22, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    Happy anniversary, Steve and Lisa! A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. And 30 years is quite an accomplishment!

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    Grace Fox August 22, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Congratulations, Steve and Lisa! May your friendship and marriage become sweeter and stronger with each passing year.

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    Janet Lee Barton August 22, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations to you both for those 30 years! May your love for one another continue to grow sweeter, stronger and deeper with each passing year.

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    Keli Gwyn August 22, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Happy anniversary! What a lovely tribute to your wife. I wish you a wonderful celebration of your 30 years of togetherness.

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    Candy Arrington August 22, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Lynn Coleman August 22, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Congratulations Steve & Lisa! A Wonderful tribute to your wife, Steve. Enjoy your special day together and all the ones in the future. God’s blessings on your marriage.

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    Elizabeth Goddard August 22, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Steve and Lisa! Happy Anniversary and many blessings for a wonderful future.


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    Ronie August 22, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Wow! What a beautiful tribute. Happy 30th Anniversary, Steve & Lisa!!

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    Tamela Hancock Murray August 22, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    You are a fine couple and your devotion to each other is a testimony to God’s plan for marriage. Happy Anniversary!

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    Sharon Gillenwater August 22, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Happy anniversary, Steve and Lisa! May God grant you many more years of such happiness together.

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    Lyndie Blevins August 22, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Congratulations!, I don;t think there are any words of higher praise than Proverbs 31 for any lady.

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    Rhonda Gibson August 22, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Aw, that is so sweet. Congratulations to you both!

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    Valerie Comer August 22, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Happy Anniversary!

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    Michael Joshua August 22, 2011 at 9:42 am #


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    Ralene Burke August 22, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! With the way marriage is these days, it is always so exciting to see a couple who understand (understood?) what it’s all about. May God bless you with many more wonderful years together!

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    Kathy Tyers August 22, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Congratulations — what a wonderful testimony you both are. Wishing you blessings for many years to come!

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    Julie Surface Johnson August 22, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Adding my congratulations to the others! Lisa and you are so blessed to have each other’s love. God brought you together. As my aunt used to say, “Theirs is a marriage made in heaven.”

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    Dineen Miller August 22, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Steve, this is so precious! I know this will touch your wife’s heart deeply. Congratulations on 30 years! That’s awesome!

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    Rebecca Barlow Jordan August 22, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Steve, what a beautiful tribute to your marriage and to Lisa. Congratulations to you two “newlyweds.” May each year you grow even closer to each other and to the Lord!

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    Lisa Buffaloe August 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    What a beautiful tribute to your lovely bride. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! God’s best blessings to you both!

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    Sandra Ardoin August 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Blessings to both of you as you share happy memories from thirty years of being together.

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    Pam Hillman August 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Happy anniversary to you both!

    Now, where’s my hankie???

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    Deb Kinnard August 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you’ve learned a bit from the Good Husband Manual over the years. I saw those roses!

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    Carrie Turansky August 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Happy Anniversary, Steve and Lisa! Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute to your wife. It’s always encouraging to see couples who go the distance and live out the commitments they have made. Hope you have at least thirty more years together!


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    Elizabeth M Thompson August 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! May God bless you with many more wonderful years together.

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    Wade Webster August 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Congrats to the two of you. It’s such a sad commentary on our society that 30 years together is such an achievement. Thanks for such an example for all of us to follow (we’re on 24… and counting).

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    Lenore Buth August 23, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Steve, your tribute to Lisa and to God’s plan for marriage is beautiful–and says a lot about you, too.

    When both partners keep on nurturing and tending their marriage, love grows deeper and good marriages grow richer and deeper with each passing year. It’s like a wonderful surprise, a gift from God.

    May He bless you and your wife with many, many more years together.

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    Joseph Bentz August 23, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Happy Anniversary, Steve!

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    Tom Blanchard August 24, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    What a wonderful testimony, Steve. Congratulations to both of you on 30 years of marriage, and may our Lord grant you many, many more.

    Que Dieu vous bénisse !

    Tom & Lucy, in France

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