Thursday, August 5, 2010

Guest Posting @ Single Mom in the South!!

Anybody interested in some of my thoughts on marriage? I guest posted over at Single Mom in the South today!! Here's a sneak peek:

Marriage is hard. I’ll be the first to say it. It is also one of the most rewarding & wonderful things in the world, but it takes work. The truth is that loving someone is an active thing that involves choice every day. Those mushy in-love newlywed feelings fade & if there is nothing there to sustain the marriage beyond that, then trouble is waiting. I made the incredibly risky decision to marry very young. I was 20 years old. My husband was 24. I am now almost 26 and we will celebrate our 6th anniversary in October. While this in no way makes me an expert on marriage, it does mean that due to the decision to marry young, I believe we encountered a lot of difficulty very early in our marriage. It has taken a lot of prayer, discussion & humility to come out on the other end at a point where we now are parents & homeowners & two people who have learned how to be married with grace. Here are some things that have helped us get to where we are:

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mamahood said...

I totally related to your post!! I married and had kids young....its nice to see other young couples out there who make it work and are committed to each other ;)

Lilac City Momma said...

Loved your post!! So very true.

Asashia said...

A simple, practical list of what makes marriage work. This was so timely with my anniversary posts this week. It was like a culmination of what I've been reflecting on and a jump start to another year. Thanks!

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Crystal said...

Good post! I know now a days, so many people don't take marriage seriously- resulting in many divorces, or they expect it to be easy when it really isn't! I am trying to remind my sister of this as she begins her own journey into married life- especially married life in the military which is something her and I will have in common.

Joanna said...

I love that you mentioned putting your spouse first. So many couples often put their children, work, hobbies, etc., first, and the marriage suffers. In our house it's always been marriage first, children second, and our individual wants (not needs, there is a difference) come last.

Communication was the hard one for my husband and me, as we both tend to explain things differently. Once we started talking about how we communicated individually and found ways to have things make sense to the other, discussions went much smoother.

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