1. The nature of giving gifts It seems that true gifts in marriage are often far less grandeur than we imagine them to be yet far more meaningful than we give them credit for. One of those unexpected gifts that we have discovered (especially as parents) is the gift of letting the other person leave … Continue reading 4 years, 9 lessons
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.