Somehow marriage can tend to get a little lost in the midst of parenting. And by somehow I mean at the end of the day when those keys jingle at the door and a big hug and warm greeting turns into “here— take him!” Or when a conversation ends in one big "never mind!" because … Continue reading Milk, messes, and marriage
As some of you might remember, last year I did a list of 13 lessons from year 2 of marriage. Once again this is not a list of things "mastered" but more things we are seeking to grow in or maybe have just failed miserably at. After reflecting on another year (which is always such … Continue reading 3 years, 8 lessons
1. Stop comparing: The reality is, the scales will never be perfectly "even." It is impossible. A marriage is sharing the same load but often carrying different things. It takes time to figure out your different roles and responsibilities; but if your goal is for everything to be "even" you will end up exhausted, discontent, … Continue reading 2 years, 13 lessons
When I think back over our year I want to... Laugh. Cry. Give thanks. All at once. December 21, 2015 was a magical day. It was honestly more than I could have dreamt up. I could go on and on about all of the" little things" I will never forget about it. But as amazing … Continue reading Year one-✔
There are so many things that make up a good marriage. So many things that I have yet to learn. Some are foundational and some are just small aspects that end up contributing to a more happy and healthy marriage. Just one of those small aspects that I have seen and learned so far in my … Continue reading “Marriage advice” from the newly-wed.