My daughter recently got engaged. I am so excited for her. To create a life with the man God sent her warms my heart. Still with that being said, there are few things that I want her to know about marriage.
Marriage is not just about you. Marriage is between you and your husband, and you both bring uniqueness to the marriage. Understanding this will save you from a lot of tears and frustration.
Pick and choose your battles. Sounds funny but so true. Decide which battles are worth fighting.
Seek wise counsel, when needed. If you hurt your arm, would you go to the podiatrist or to a medical doctor? Same goes for your marriage; when you need advice or need to talk, seek counsel from those you trust and have seasoned experience.
Understand that you each have different backgrounds. How you were raised influences how you think, act or even deal with conflict. Learn how to talk through those differences.
Enjoy the ride. Marriage is beautiful. It’s two becoming one. Love him, respect him, pray for him, and teach him how to love you. Marriage is love out loud!
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