When I was in junior high all I wanted to do and all I could think of was to get married and be a mother. I would dream of my future husband and what my last name might be. I would doodle on class notes names of my future children. It's a wonder I ever made it to high school!
"I don’t want my future children to have to search outside of their own house for an example of what a healthy relationship looks like. Nor do I want to warp or damage their view of what love is. I want my marriage to display what Godly love looks like. A love that always endures." -@Christteengirls on Twitter
I was very fortunate to marry the man of my dreams. I didn't know it at the time, but he has become the man of my dreams. Future Me, the me that is now, has been very, very blessed far beyond anything I deserve. Occasionally, someone will ask what made the difference? Some marriages thrive, while others fail. What advice would you give to newlyweds? These are the four pieces of advice I offer newlyweds:
#1 Girls, don't marry a "project" and think you're going to change him. You won't. God might, but you never will, and if you try it can become a point of contention. #2 Make God the center of all things. With that being said, not all relationships are created equal. Maybe you're in an unequally yoked relationship and your spouse is not a Christian. Maybe you became a Christian after your marriage. That can be a difficult situation. Still, #1, #3 and #4, and keep God front and center in your own life! #3 I didn't know what NASCAR was before I got married. Now I do. Enough said. #4 And finally, you're not going to "feel" in love every day of your life like you do on your wedding day. Somedays love is simply a choice, a commitment, and that's fine. Be committed. Remember those vows. They are not just some fancy words you recite on your wedding day. They are something you're actually committing to most likely in the presents of a lot of people and most importantly in the presence of God.
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