One of the greatest perks of getting married is the whole "till death do us part" clause. Having someone who's always got your back, a partner who's there to listen, and a friend and lover who will cherish you through sickness and in health -- or so you had hoped.
Stop focusing on what you don't have and start developing what you do have. Your sacrifice is only meaningful if you use it as a springboard to positive actions that keep you on track. The more love you give, the more you'll receive.
I heard my husband Tim say, "If you're going to live in a 500 square foot apartment in a country where you can't speak the language, you'd better really like the person you're with." The woman seated next to him at the dinner party giggled.
How many times has he told you he loved you, but then the outcome doesn't reflect the true love he continues to profess? There are two scenarios in which this happens. Before I dive deep to explain, the lesson is pretty simple: He's not good enough for YOU.
Finding a life-long partner is like buying a new car; before you go to the showroom, you should know what you want and what you're willing to pay. Here's a love-finding strategy based on research about happy marriages.
Although happiness is often a very real byproduct of a healthy relationship, marriage is designed to pull dysfunction to the surface of our lives, set it on fire and help us grow. The job of marriage is to refine our dysfunction and spur us into progressive wholeness.
When you believe that God is in everyone, you see him everywhere. As a student of mine reminded me recently, it isn't that we find goodness to believe in it; rather, when we believe it exists, we start to see it everywhere.
With wedding season in full bloom, this post is my gift to those of you who are just starting out. Here's the advice I wish I'd been given as a newlywed, rather than having had to figure it out on my own.
Paris holds a dear place in our hearts. Our first trip to the City of Lights held sentimental value with a proposal four years ago. We didn't feel like waiting another year to celebrate a five year milestone.