Each Monday I post a picture on Instagram with a snapshot of something we do because marriage matters. You can read more about why we do this on my first Marriage Matters post. Having a strong and happy marriage doesn’t just happen – it takes work!
Each month when I share my roundup, I also like to share a blog post that really spoke to me concerning marriage. Bekah’s post titled The Fight gave me seven practical things I can do to intentionally build up my marriage. And doesn’t the title just make you want to click over there and see what she and her husband fought about? I know you do. 🙂
Here’s a recap of my #MondayMarriageMatters posts from July!
"So much can be made bearable by love. By cherishing what is and not condemning fault or flaw. By keeping hearts open and holding each other forever in the light." Marriage is full of hard times when you are tempted to throw blame on each other instead of coming together to work through it. This quote from Call The Midwife reminds me of the truth in 1 Cor 13:7-8: Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (Also, this ice cream was amazing) #mondaymarriagematters #marriage #love #faith #monday #ctm #callthemidwife
I had to be at an appointment early this morning, and since I was dressed up I stopped to see my husband at work. He stopped what he was doing, kissed me and introduced me to those around. He visits me at work and it always makes my day, so I wanted to do the same for him. 💕😍 (It's also good for female coworkers to know you might pop in at any time – not b/c you don't trust him, but b/c he's cute and women aren't always angels.) #youknowwhatimean #mondaymarriagematters #monday #marriage #love
Having a husband who always works jobs where he comes home with really dirty clothes means we do a lot of laundry. I'm really working on staying on top of each day's laundry so he doesn't have to worry about it. He unloads the dishwasher for me – doing each other's chores is a good way to show kindness and love! #mondaymarriagematters #monday #marriage #love #chores
If you didn’t figure it out from the post about things being made bearable by love, I’ll go ahead and tell you that this wasn’t a particularly warm and fuzzy month for us. There were some rough moments where we had to remind each other that we’re on the same side! 🙂 Marriage is work, and work isn’t always fun or pleasant. At the end of the day (or the month), I’m still extremely thankful to be married to my husband. I love him more today than I did yesterday, and I’m ready for another month of choosing to bear all things and holding him forever in the light!
I hope you’ll join in the #MondayMarriageMatters challenge – of course you don’t have to post it on Instagram unless you choose to do that, but I love seeing what you share! There are over 100 posts under the #MondayMarriageMatters hashtag – head over there for some great marriage advice!
Take a moment this week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!