Here’s one thing you can’t say at church: “I love being married.”
Honestly, you probably can’t say it anywhere, because if you say it, here are the inevitable responses:
- "Gag me."
- "Guess you haven’t had your first fight."
- "Let’s talk again in ten years."
- "(a sarcasm laden) Suuuuure."
It’s because of these responses (even from “church people”) that I hardly ever write about marriage, certainly not my own marriage. But I decided today, reflecting on a great day yesterday with my crazy wonderful husband, that I’m just not gonna let the haters deter me.
So, welcome to “Thoughts on Marriage” week.
Here’s a list of what’s coming:
Tuesday: Good marriages are not magic, and the people in them aren’t special.
Wednesday: It’s not okay to dog your husband.
Thursday: Why I LOVE telling Justin “I forgive you” (and why I don’t mind saying “I’m sorry”)
Friday: What your marriage says about your faith
Then, on Saturday, having spoken my mind, I’ll happily shut up again for a year or so. :)