Man and Wifey {Day 31}

Today is {finally} the last day of my series. As I progressed through the month{ish} I kept thinking of more things to say, especially to help those who are attending weddings but maybe not on the planning end. I also realized how unqualified I am to write such a series! Ha! I guess that’s the joy of the internet-anyone can write about anything. The series turned into more of a story than a useful guide, but alas, I hope you enjoyed and maybe even took away a tip or two to help you in your own endeavors.

Keep Calm and Live Happily Ever After...31 days to the altar #shortengagement #weddingplanning

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You’ve survived what may have been the most difficult period of your life. Not only have you planned what is probably the biggest event of your life in a short amount of time, you’ve most likely planned a vacation and moved 1 or 2 households in the midst of it. I sincerely hope that the stress is over for you.

Unfortunately most people spend all of their time focusing on the wedding and forget to plan for the marriage. Re-read this post and don’t let that happen to you!

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I’ll leave you with a few pieces of the best marriage advice we’ve received:

  • Start how you want to finish (i.e. if you want to have one parent stay home when you have kids, live off of one income now so that it’s not a shock or an inhibiter when the time comes; if you want to lead your kids in family devotions, start them now as a couple; if you want to serve in ministry together, find an area to help in now. It’s easy to come up with excuses-especially if you haven’t made it a habit in your first year of marriage!)
  • Compliment each other in public. A lot.
  • Only say uplifting things about one another. It is far too easy to develop a critical spirit, and as I pay more attention to this, I see it running rampant in the world we live in.
  • Don’t jump to blaming your spouse. Always seek your responsibility in the matter first.
  • Talk talk TALK through things! Don’t let resentment build.
  • For the first few months (or year, if possible) of your marriage, schedule a weekend each month for just the two of you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Just because you said your vows doesn’t mean you’re expected to have it all figured out. This is where it gets hard, and you will only be successful if you surround yourself with a community to keep you accountable.

What’s the best marriage advice you’ve received?

 

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Check out the other posts in the 31 days…to the altar series here.

31 Days to the altar

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