This Saturday my husband and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary, well we actually celebrated on Friday when we had a sitter, but you get the idea.
It's funny, I've been a wife longer than I have been a mother, and yet I am so intimidated about writing on the subject of marriage. I can write about my kids all day, but my marriage, eeek!
This week I'm going to try and get over the hurdle of fear though and share some things that I've learned. Things that I wish someone would have told me. Things I hope everyone can relate to. Because let's face it, marriage isn't easy. It's not always sunshine, butterflies, and unicorns.
Everyone talks about needing realistic expectations before getting married. I knew this, in fact I read book after book and listened to sermon after sermon about adjusting my expectations before getting married. I braced myself for the morning breath, socks all over the house, and the other bachelor habits that were sure to appear. I told myself my husband wouldn't be perfect, we weren't going to fight over these things because my expectations were adjusted.
I was ready. HA!!! How in the world could any young woman who's never been married be ready?!
I may have adjusted my expectations on a lot of "issues" but there were still so many areas that I hadn't really even considered. There were areas of our relationship that even after dating 4 years, I had no idea would become "issues" after getting married.
So over the past 5 years, we've both adjusted our expectations and taken course corrections. We've tried to go at things with a good sense of humor and joy. And we've of course tried to to seek God's will for our lives.
What lessons have you learned from your marriage?
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