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Revived Love {Matrimonial Monday}

First of all I want to say how amazing all of you are!  I am still flabbergasted by the amazing turn out for the first week of Matrimonial Monday.  Kendra at A Proverbs 31 Wife did an amazing job organizing the giveaway.  I can’t wait to find out who won! 

I was truly inspired by all of the posts that were linked up.  Over the past 11+ years, there have been six divorces within my circle of family and friends.  I remember being shocked when the first one occurred.  This last one didn’t seem to faze me much.  Two couples that were in our wedding party (and us in theirs) are no longer together.  The surprising fact is that they are all remarried.  Quick to quit on one relationship, yet jump into a new one. 

It seems as though people just quit on a whim.  Now, that may not be entirely true but it seems so as an outsider looking in.  Immediately following the news of the second couple splitting up we made a conscious effort to work on our own marriage harder than ever before.  We didn’t have any issues but didn’t want any. 

Could it be that we get so comfortable in our marriage that we stop expressing our gratitude and love toward our spouse?

I believe many times this can be the case.  A marriage can be revived at any time. We revived our marriage before it needed it and continue to do so to this day.  We saw marriages falling apart and made a decision to work harder than ever before to ensure it didn’t happen to us. 

It was so encouraging to see so many posts linked up last week.  It’s refreshing to know that there are others working hard on their marriages as well. 

What are you going to do to revive your marriage this week?
Grab a button & link up! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say this week.

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Matrimonial Monday’s Nurture My Marriage Giveaway & Linkup

I don’t want to keep you waiting!!  Here is the amazing basket of goodies that are up for grabs for one blessed winner!!  I can’t wait to read the marriage posts that are linked up & choose my favorites.

One thing I love about this particular link-up is that I don’t think we’re ever done growing.  We can always benefit from hearing another point of view.  After almost 12 years of marriage I can say that I’m still learning!  I hope to bring some insight into how we’ve made it this far as well as pick up pointers from those of you that have been married much longer!

I’ll share one with you right now (so you can get on with entering to win)!   Compromise, compromise, compromise!  I know you’ve probably heard it before but from my perspective I’m the one that has to do a lot of it.  I like things ‘my’ way.  I like to be in control of the situation and being on the wife-end of the relationship that is not always possible!  I must say that it’s been refreshing not always being the one that handles a situation. It’s a nice break knowing that someone I trust is taking care of things (even though it might not be the way I would handle it). 

Have you had to compromise in your marriage?  How did you handle it?

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The Nurture My Marriage giveaway prizes.

Eeek! I wish I could win some of this loot!

Enter via the raffle-copter below. The first six entries are mandatory, if you do not complete all six, you will not be qualified. Enter as many ways as you like and good luck!

Don’t forget to link up your marriage post below as well!

a Rafflecopter giveaway   

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Chaos, creativity, & compromise.

If you’ve been in a relationship (married or not), you know that it isn’t all fun and games.  It’s hard work to love someone unconditionally.  As for getting married, the vows we make are a turning point in our relationship.  We are promising these things to each other in front of family, friends and God. 

It can be easy to forget these things in the midst of the chaos that is life.  The jobs, kids, chores, and bills can get in the way.  It takes a lot of creativity and compromise to stay together these days.  It seems like common practice to just quit rather than make it work.  

Walk away from the mundane for a minute and think about when you first fell in love with your spouse.  What do you remember?  How did you feel?  What were some of your favorite times? 

Kendra over at A Proverbs 31 Wife and I are teaming up to help you keep the fire burning!!  Join us for a marriage link-up once a week and share with us how you keep your marriage strong. 

Exceptionalistic

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