10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Months of Marriage

    1. Prioritize him. Choose him every day. Other things aren’t worth doing or having if he isn’t considered first.
    2. Apologize early and often.
    3. Set aside plenty of time just for us. But also set aside individual time apart to do what we each enjoy. We love date nights but we also love our time to spend with friends and hobbies.
    4. Coming back inside our home right after storming out and saying, “I’m sorry, I love you, let’s talk about this tomorrow ” is a much more powerful statement than actually leaving.
    5. Touch is also a much more powerful statement than most words.

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  1. Home isn’t a building. Home is something we are still creating for ourselves, and something God has clearly told us we should work toward and wait on Him to provide.
  2. When the world isn’t nice to you (and it will be downright mean at times), cling to each other. Use your individual strengths to make a stronger, more united front. Trust the other person to use their strengths well. Let the world know that messing with one of you also means dealing with the other.
  3. Spell everything out. We can’t read each other’s minds. Talk it out. Text. Use Post-Its. Whatever it takes to communicate thoroughly.
  4. Some issues are bigger than us. It’s okay to admit that, and to lean on family and friends to work through them.
  5. Find something you both like to do, and do it often. We like our weekend getaways. Packing a bag, throwing the dogs in the car, and getting the heck out of Dodge for 48 hours rejuvenates us like nothing else.

Happy 10 months, husband!

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