I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women that men have pretty much just given up on maturity and you must take the lead. To this I say wrong! Please don't settle for a man child, because real, godly, mature men still exist.
1. Accept your spouse for who they are You can't change them and you married them for a reason 2. Always think the best of your spouse Remember they are doing the best that they know how 3. Love your spouse when they are being unlovable Because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) 4. Never talk badly about your spouse to other people (friends, parents, children) Your words have power, seek to edify your spouse 5. Communicate It shows respect for your spouse and keeps you both on the same page
As of today I am 12 weeks! I am so happy to be coming out of the first trimester. I've heard a lot of good things about second trimester so my hopes are somewhat high that I'll be feeling better and more energized. Today I wanted to take a moment and share how my first trimester has been.
To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections Get ready for baby Kramer coming October 2017! I realize my last post was a little bit on the sad side, looking back I realize my hormones were going crazy during that time and as a result my perspective wasn't the clearest. I also had… Continue reading And Baby Makes 3 Newlywed Reflections~ Month 10
Blogging is a platform to share one's story. Over the past 9 months I've been sharing snippets from my experiences as a newlywed. Although there have been a lot of wonderful times, the last few months as I've shared have been hard. At times I find it difficult to stay positive and feel hopeful for the future. Maybe you've found yourself in a similar situation. It seems that for other people life is looking up, but for you things almost seem to be getting worse.
Everyone love a good date night #amiright but sometimes when life is real and adulting is hard there just isn't extra money to do the more extravagant things in life or live out your dreams of grownup date night.
To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." Psalm 16:2 Sometimes it feels like life won't stop throwing snowballs at you. I know that sounds like a terrible analogy but it's winter and we're going to… Continue reading The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8
Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast and ministry I have followed since it's inception. One of the founders Dr. Juli Slattery used to host the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast before God called her to start the ministry of Authentic Intimacy. Java with Juli is a part of Authentic Intimacy. This ministry is… Continue reading Favourite’s Friday >>> Java with Juli
I write a lot on this blog of marriage and my experiences being married. I write about this topic because it's relevant to my life at this point. However, before this current season I spent a lot of time being single. I've written a few posts about those days: Just Wait, When Everyone Else is Getting Engaged and Encouragement for Single Women. Although those were not the most favourite or preferred times in my life, they were necessary and one lesson I learned was to be content on my own.
2016 was by far the most incredible year of my life. Getting married, moving into our apartment, starting our life together and creating new memories with family and friends all contributed to a great year.