You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy
The early years of marriage tend to receive a negative connotation in the minds of some people. These years are often described as the "hardest" or "difficult". As I have pondered this phenomenon and whether or not is has been true thus far in my life, I came to a few conclusions. Yes, the first year was hard but not in the ways one might expect.
We celebrated one year of marriage on Sunday May 7, 2017. I cannot believe how fast the year flew by! I know a lot of times the first year is considered the 'hardest' and in some ways it was not easy but in other ways it was truly one of the best years of my life. I love being married (most of the time (; ), living with my favourite person, having late night pillow talk and just doing life together (who knew grocery shopping could be so fun (; ).
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
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
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.
Some things are worth settling for, but these 5 traits are a must in any man you're considering.