When I was in junior high all I wanted to do, and pretty much all I ever thought about, was to get married and be a mother. I would dream of my future husband and what my last name might be some day. I doodled on class notes and in textbooks the names of what I thought my future children could be. 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, and blessed, 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 they ask?
These are the four pieces of advice I offer newlyweds:
Never enter marriage thinking, I'll change him. You probably won't!
Your marriage MUST be God-centered to thrive. Make God the center of everything in your marriage. 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.
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So, what one piece of advice, that has been a help to you in your marriage, would you give to newlyweds today? Please share in the comments.
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