Show and Tell Monday; Wedding Bells Ringing
Today I'm Linking up with Becky at From Mrs. To Mama
1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
Yes!! My husband and I were married on January 16, 2010 in San Antonio, Tx. It was really everything I could have wanted, the most important thing was that we were surrounded by our family and friends. It ended up being somewhat of a huge college reunion and we wouldn't have changed that for the world!! It was so much fun having 200 of our closest friends and family to celebrate the day with us. I planned the wedding for 9 months and it was beautiful and so special.
4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last
I think marriage doesn't work for so many because people give up too easy, no one said marriage would be easy and there are going to be times of turbulence and hardship, but I think when you say your vows you are making a commitment to work through those tough times. I think God needs to be the center of a marriage and if you build your marriage with God at the center it will last. I know there are circumstances where it is healthier for a marriage to end and those two people have tried and can not work it out but I think that is a special situation and I think in general people give in too easy. I also think there needs to be compromise and communication, Not gonna lie communication is something we need to work on but I think the fact that we are honest with each other and compromise when needed is a big part of why we have been together for 9 years.
We take time for each other to have date nights, we respect and trust each other, we make it a point to have dinner as a family at the table and talk about our day. These are just a few things that I think help contribute to a lasting marriage, I know there are going to be times of hardship and times of happiness but this marriage is a journey and God is our leader.