can u do a marriage guest post on my blog - maybe marriage advice? or what you have learned over the years?! I am about to get married in a month! I would love to feature you on my blog as it is so appropriate!:)http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com/
I'd love to!
loved this video.it was just as hard as i expected it to be;)we have especially struggled lately, lots of changes happening here and we want to nip any frustrations before they lead to bitterness. lord, help!i would love to read whatever wisdom you have to share, morgan! love you xoxo
Thanks for sharing, Hannah! Marriage is difficult as is, but during a season of changes, it is definitely even more challenging. Praying for you two to love Jesus and each other even more through this!
I am ever surprised that I love my husband more each day than the day before. I am so happy to have a team mate who is always on my side. That surprised me about marriage!
That's awesome, Malisa!
It is way more difficult then I ever imagined. Especially in the early years, we got married young, we moved across state lines, bought our first house and got pregnant all within the first year. That was a hard year! Especially after our son was born. I was stuck in the frame of mind that my husband SHOULD know that I want him to change the diaper, or he should know that I wanted pizza tonight or that he should know that I want him to go grocery shopping instead of me always doing it! Then my husband, during a fight, pointed out to me that all of the things I complained about him not doing were never vocalized to him. Now, we have conversations about what we expect from on another. And we say I love you and thank you, A LOT. ;)
Thank you so much for sharing! I can SO relate! The biggest thing that I've struggled with (and I plan to share more about this) has definitely been expectations! That's so great that you guys have learned to communicate them better!
thanks, morgan! and i should add, it is amazing, being married to my very best friend, and that part is more crazy awesome than i expected:)xo
Marriage is harder then you think! You think it is all puppies and rainbows until something big happens! Key is to support each other and care about the other persons feelings!I would like to hear communication tips! We can all use that!
Morgan this would be a great topic! I think marriage is harder than I thought it would be (I tend to glorify things in my head, and then when real life sets it it can be tough!!!) I would love to learn your thoughts/feelings on marriage. It's one of those topics that *most* of us can all relate to ;-)
Marriage is harder than i thought, mostly because i wanted those feelings we had during dating to continue, the "high" i guess. I want to be treated like I was back then, and i realize i set my expectations too high. The sustaining of passion is something i'd love to hear you talk about. In terms of the love i have for my husband? that has grown exponentially since our marriage. I just have a weird need of needing to know how much he loves me aaalll the time!
Recently we went through the series Love & Respect and it was amazing! It definitely touches on the different ways that we view and process things as men & women. So helpful!!
I always love when bloggers post about marriage! I would love to know how having kids changed your marriage (my husband and I are childless so far)?
oh me. oh my. got married in Sept.... it has been very hard.sometimes we both cry and he always says "we are almost thru the hard part".i thought it would be a bunch of sex and cuddling that would slowly taper off... sometimes i wonder if its all hard parts. yes. please post more on this topic.
with communication&expectations tips definitely!
Hey Morgan!I just wanted to ask a quick question... in one of your posts awhile ago (sorry I can't remember which one!)you mentioned that you have picked up a lot of photography skills through reading different books and websites - can you recommend any? I have always loved photography and one of my 'goals' this year is to start developing my photography skills and to make it a hobby... I'm about to purchase my first DSLR so I can't wait!Would appreciate any recommendations you have :)Thanks!Janice
A reader recommended the book Understanding Exposure to me and I love it. It is a great starting point! Pinterest is full of great tutorials, too!
I think this would be a great topic. Marriage can be hard and does take work but I expected that since I don't personally know many couples who have lasted, but it's worth it. Have you ever taken the 5 love language quiz? http://www.5lovelanguages.com/assessments/love/ I thought that was helpful to see the different ways we show love. Can't wait to hear more!
Great topic! So many people can relate to this subject and maybe it will help someone?! I would say for our marriage, its been amazing..but there has been hard things in between the 3 years weve been together...but weve always stuck together in those hard times...no marriage is perfect and everyone has difficult things to go through..as long as you hold on together you can get through anything!
No one ever tells you EXACTLY how marriage is going to be... Sometimes I feel like it's a set up, haha! Our first 3 years were HORRIBLE, OMG! Some days I wanted to find a way to take out my husband in his sleep... WHEW! Good thing we are sailing into our 5th year, it is STILL hard. But it is all about 2 different people who are or were independent and living their own lives trying to figure out how to work together and live together. It is all about trying to figure each other out, and figure out how to live with someone else and sharing your space and bed... FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE... Anyways, I went into the marriage with my own preconceived notions of what marriage is supposed to be like and my bubble was busted rather quickly and then I had to learn another way and then make it from that... :-)
Morgan - I've been loving this guy's videos lately, and this is no exception. Such great truth! Even in this phase of engagement, I have had a glimpse of the inevitable conflicts that will occur. The Lord is already revealing my selfishness, but I'm glad. He's giving me the heads-up. :) I know marriage will be the ultimate heart refiner, and I need it. Trying to tuck away as many nuggets of wisdom as I can for the journey, but very excited for the blessing I know it will be, too!!
Wow, this video is amazing. I've only been married just over a month, but my husband and I have been together for 8 years. I love when this poet says "the love doesn't sustain the promise, the promise sustains the love". That rings so true for me. We've had difficult times in our relationship, but we get through them because we choose to. I think that the reason a lot of marriages fail is because people choose to walk away, or cheat or whatever because it's easier.
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