We are THAT Family
... you know the ones.
I love what you’ve written about marriage. I agree. Love, love my husband and he rocks, but we definitely have our marital moments.
I think we all fall into that thing of feeling like we’re probably the only one that has bad feelings. Everyone else looks great on the surface. Thanks for sharing and showing we all face problems.
And thanks for fighting for marriage. It’s what God wants.
Hi! Thank you for sharing all this. I love to read it! I’ve been married for little more than a year and it’s going great, but I realize there will be harder times. But I thank God he blessed me with a husband that is so much more patient and wise than most people, and absolutely more than I am.
I think one of the problems of today’s marriage is the whole ‘romantic’ idea about marriage. It’s not that the romance stops as soon as you’re married (although a lot of men think so), but it’s just not all fun and games. People are not used to working hard for something anymore. Girls plan their weddings from the moment they can read. And I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but I think most people spend to much time thinking about making their wedding perfect and too little of making their marriage perfect (or at least, as best as possible).
Anyway, thank you so much for realizing this again today. I’ll stop here before I blog at your blog. I need to blog about this, maybe when I’m a little more ‘experienced’, after a few more years of marriage More people should know these things!
Love and blessings to you from the Netherlands
I have enjoyed reading everything you have posted about marriage. Our marrige is in a very bad place right now. I feel I do these things you write about but I do not get anything in return. It is hard for me to continue when our marrige is so one sided. How do i continue trying to show all my love when I do not feel any love from him?
Pray. Look for one positive thing a bout him every day. Then pray some more. Hang in there. Marriage gets sweeter with time.
You have NO idea how uplifting your posts have been to me and tonight is the first time I have ever read your posts. It’s like they were written for me and all the things I need to hear!! We get so caught up in life and forget to love. Then the love is hard to renew when life has done it’s damage. Your posts give me strength and faith that my marriage isn’t the only marriage that isn’t perfect!
I like your stuff. I love that you are so ecstatic about your marriage. It is so rare in todays world. I wanted to share something that has worked in my 28 years of marriage. God is the source of love and hence, when you aren’t feeling it for your husband – when you want to strangle him- pray. Ask God to renew that love in your heart for your spouse. It works! Every single time.
I am finding it really difficult to say that my husband rocks when he constantly seems to be in a bad mood and seems to prescribe to the saying ‘children should be seen and not heard’ (we have very active and LOUD boys – 6 and 3). This makes me very stressed and the big one – sad – how on Earth do I say he rocks about that?? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, sadly.
I have been married for over 10 years. My husband is very difficult. He has 2 moods, indifferent and mean. He has no respect for my wishes. I ask him not to do something and he does it on purpose. I am tired.
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.
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