10 Things I've Learned From Marriage

So Marc and I have only been married a month as of this Tuesday (tomorrow), but in my short few weeks I have learned a LOT about marriage. In fact, here are the 10 things I’ve learned from marriage.

1. The Little Things. It doesn’t matter who’s right if you brush first, then floss or floss first, then brush.

2. Marc is an amazing cook.

3. In sickness and in health…really means in sickness and in health. (We both got the flu on our honeymoon. To the person who gave us the flu at our wedding, we forgive you. But…)

4. Owning a home is a lot of work. There’s endless projects that can occupy our time.

5. It’s important to pray together. Where two or more are gathered. That’s it. Just two.

6. Insecurity Sucks. Any lies I believed when I was single–can come creeping back in if I’m not careful. Marc does not complete me. God does. (To all the singles out there: This is the key to your future marriage. Work on you now, BEFORE a relationship. Things don’t just “magically” get better. It’s quite the opposite in fact, especially when you’re married and living together).

7. I love my husband.

8. Community is important. No matter if you’re single, dating, or married–we need each other.

9. Money Matters. Pay your debts off now while you can. It’s amazing what you can do together without debt.

10. Marriage is a series of adjustments. Some are little. Some are big. There’s a lot I have to learn about marriage and about Marc.

[Photo taken at North Coast Calvary’s prayer wall from the Unveiled Conference, written by a high school girl. My prayers are with her].

6 comments on “10 Things I've Learned From Marriage”

  1. Pat Schrader says:

    Cute stuff Renee! Congratulataion on becoming a Mrs!
    I really missed seeing you mothers face when she was dancing, quite well I would say too,behind you. I’m going to check you book out. Trisha and her husband Jeff are directors of a childrens day camp “Camp Sonshine Nebraska” here on our farm and we have lots of young 20 somethings counselors around her all summer and more.
    Pat Schrader

  2. Jason says:

    Good thoughts, Renee. I can’t believe someone gave you the flu at your own wedding! I’m sure that wasn’t on your wedding registry.

  3. Thanks Pat 🙂

    Jason, yeah it was nuts. No fun!!

  4. Lilit says:

    that are interesting things that you learned. Blessings!!!!

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