God gives us relationships to bring out the best in ourselves…And the worst.
Here are 20 Lessons Learned About Marriage:
1 – Marriage is for grownups. If you’re not willing to grow up in love, you’re not marriage material. Don’t do it.
2 – Marriage requires the ability to forgive. Nobody is perfect, and two people will find ways to irritate, frustrate, anger and hurt each other. Forgiving is the only way to move past the pain.
3 – Marriage means saying “I’m sorry.” even when you aren’t wrong. Choose peace over being right, because #1.
4 – Marriage means you learn how to communicate. You have to discuss the issues in your life with your spouse, not your friends.
5 – Marriage will teach you to pray. God is always the answer, for any wrong.
6 – Marriage will teach you to wait patiently, because you love, you wait.
7 – Marriage will teach you not to be selfish. You’ll simply know that you aren’t the only person who matters in your life, and you’ll consider the other person’s feelings too.
8 – Marriage will teach you what unconditional love looks like. You’ll see your spouse at their best, and at their worst, and you’ll love them.
9 – Marriage will teach you not to sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.
10 – Marriage will teach you that you can’t change others. But by changing yourself you can improve the world around you. Choose good changes.
11 – Marriage will allow you to experience forgiveness. You will need to be forgiven.
12 – Marriage will teach you to laugh. Because life is funny.
13 – Marriage will teach you how to make the best of differences, and how to apply similarities.
14 – Marriage will teach you that there is no 50/50. You have to give it all you have.
15 – Marriage will teach you how to be comforted by the one who hurts you the most.
16 – Marriage will teach you that your spouse is your friend, and so much more.
17 – Marriage will teach you to find joy in the smallest things.
18 – Marriage will teach you that romance sometimes looks a lot like life happening every single day.
19 – Marriage will teach you to share (everything but the covers).
20 – Marriage will teach you that a person doesn’t have to be perfect to deserve your heart. Love them anyway. Find a way.