This is going to be a five week series covering topics like Expectations (Tuesday's topic!), Loving Through (dealing with big or chronic issues- sickness, depression, etc...), Communication, and more. Each week the three of us will be blogging our different perspectives on each topic. We'll also have a linky up each week and we'd love to have you blog about the same topics and link up with us. We want this to be a place for women of all walks of life- married, single, divorced, widowed- to share your perspective on that week's topics. So, remember, this Tuesday we'll be talking about expectations. Such a great topic!
I'm so excited about this series, but I must admit, I'm a little bit nervous. Marriage struggles aren't something that are openly talked about, aside from therapists offices, but most people are probably hesitant to even share there. It's ok to admit you're struggling with your children or your weight or most anything else, but it seems it's socially unacceptable to talk about marriage problems and issues. I know so many women (and I was one!) that felt isolated and alone during hard times in my marriage. It wasn't until I started reaching out to friends and other women that I realized that every single marriage has their own issues.
Naturally, I'm a very open person, I love sharing my experiences and am excited when they help someone. My husband has never had a problem with me sharing anything on this blog or in real life, but I know that many times the way that we relate in marriage starts way before our I Dos. It starts in our family of origin, our first model of marriage. This isn't an anonymous blog and many of our family and friends read this, so I want to be sensitive to those relationships. It can be a difficult line to walk between being vulnerable and open and over-sharing. Honestly, I'd rather err on the side of over sharing, if it ministers to even one person.
So, this is a journey of telling our stories, sharing about marriage, and our prayer is that each person that reads these and writes their own stories would be encouraged and ministered to.
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