Our first year of marriage was fun. And hard. And tough. And crazy. And great! It was exciting and new! But we still had so much to learn about each other, and about making it “work”. Even today, we are still learning new things every single day!
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The Bible has so many life guides for us. So many things that God wants to tell us to remind us that we are not alone in this. We have the main resource that we need to get through our everyday life.
We also have what we need to understanding marriage, to fulfilling God’s will in our love life. My husband and I concentrate a lot on making God the center of all of our priorities. And when we are going through tough times, we sometimes need a little reminder from the Word to help us remember and get through those tough times. These are just a few of the ones we enjoy reading that have helped strengthen our marriage:
Sometimes we really need to be reminded that we are loved by our spouse. Whether it’s because we had a bad day, or because we need a “feel good” moment. But think about the little things that someone might do to make you feel good. These are the ones I’ve done personally:
1.) Leave a love letter for your lover–
Whether it’s on the bed, or on the fridge, or even by the kitchen sink or in the car, leave your spouse a letter reminding them that you love them. Tell them why you appreciate them and wish them a good day.
“Your marriage is going to fail”
“You’re going to be a completely different person by 25”
“You’re just a child, honey”
“You’ll fall out of love”
These were just a few of the terrifying and mean things that I was told before I got married. My husband and I got married when I was barely 19 and he was 22. I felt like almost no one was supportive of us getting married young, except for my parents of course.
He did the right thing, he asked my parents for my hand in marriage and later that night surprised me with a beautiful big fat ring!
One of the most memorable nights of my life.
My husband and I have had our fair share of issues. We married at a young age, and everyone told us we would never make it. Until this day, we continue to prove them wrong. They said, “You guys are so young, you’re in the military, and you don’t know anything about life. Might as well just give up now.” The world might as well have been against us. I was 19 and he was 22. They gave us one year of survival. And we fought through that one year, and I mean FOUGHT. We had a tough time of tears, anger, resentment, betrayal, secrets and so many things that I thought would tear us apart. And I thought we weren’t going to make it. At some points, my heart just wasn’t in it. We saw a counselor even, we tried to work it out. And everywhere we went to fix “the problems” we always got the same responses.
“Well are you communicating?”