Marriage {NAS}

Hello friends!!
HAPPY EASTER!! Alleluia!!!  I love that we can continue to say Happy Easter for the next however many days! :)

Most of us here feel called to the vocation of marriage...but what is it exactly that you're attracted to? What have you seen in others' marriages that you've learned from or would do differently? (maybe this is from married friends or your parents!)

[Updated on Friday... I finally wrote my post!]

What am I attracted to about marriage?  Well... honestly... what attracts me most is bringing children into this world. I don't know if this is weird, but I feel more called to be a mother than I do to be a wife.  But, I firmly believe that to be the best mother I can be, I would have to be a wife, and have a loving and supportive husband/dad for our children.

To me.  Marriage and children go hand in hand.

I suppose what attracts me the most is creating a family.  Don't get me wrong... I have the best family. But, having divorced parents (along with quiiiite a few other family members, as well), your sense of family and what that means is justalittlebit altered.  Thank the Lord, for many reasons, I have a relationship with Him, his Son and his Church.  Without it, I truly believe I would have no idea what marriage and family in it's ideal form would look like.  Because of that (well long before that, I am sure, I just didn't know it),  I have had a longing for this type of family relationship.  I never experienced it in my own life growing up, so of course it's what I would want to share in my own married life, for the sake of my self, husband and our future children.

Family.  Whether that is just with my husband and I loving each other the best way we can... or with children (hopefully that's all in His plan), leading them to holiness in this crazy world we live.  That is how I truly feel called to live out my life.

And of course I have learned A TON from my married friends. Holy moly. It really is a blessing to watch and learn and take note of alllll those things that I want to do, and what I most definitely do not want to do.

It's amazing how important communication is. Yes, what you communicate, but maybe more importantly HOW you communicate it.  How important prayer and the sacraments are.  Sticking up for your spouse... no matter what. You may not agree with something, but when you enter a marriage you are entering a team of the TWO of you. Not your family. Not his. Always have your spouse's back.

I mean... I could go on and on. But, then things would get boring. So, I will leave it at that. Plus, it's late and I need to sleep.  And, I keep typing the same thing over and over...

Thanks for coming back and reading my post! :)
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I can't wait to hear what you have to say about marriage!  Link up below!

And somehow we have finished this list of topics without preparing for the next! Sometimes, Morgan and I just don't know where the time goes! How about we take next week off, we will regroup and get back to you!

In the meantime, could you please leave suggestions on what we should do for the Summer! Once a month posts? Have guest-hosters? It's a busy time... lots of travel and other such Summer things. We don't want to leave you all hanging, so any and all ideas are welcome! Email or comment below!

3 comments :

  1. Hi Jen! Looking forward to reading your post :)
    For the summer, I think maybe an every other week or once a month prompt sounds delightful. :)

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  2. Ahhh! I am LOVING your new look! Everything looks so stinkin' adorable and yet professional at the same time. :) Great job! How did you do that with blogger?

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  3. Can't wait to read yours, Jen! And I looooove the new design! I think something less frequent during the summer is great, and maybe do topics in a different way....I'm not sure how. Perhaps we share videos and quotes and things? Write about people who inspire us? Guest posts are cool. Okay, that was probably not helpful. I'm sure you guys will come up with something good!

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