Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed I’d be married, with a home, career and kids. In my daydreams there was no conflict between marriage, home, career and parenting.
In my dreams everything flowed together effortlessly for the most part and I was happily married. As I got older, I realized marriages don’t always work out, families don’t always stay together, husbands and wives don’t give their all and kids sometimes fall through the cracks.
This is not what I wanted for my family and it wasn’t what I was willing to except. After being married for six or so years, I felt like we were going in the wrong direction. We weren’t growing closer together…
..and we weren’t happy. After six years of marriage my husband and I decided (not together and not even at the same time) that we didn’t want to spend the rest of our marriage unhappy.
You can read through the countless articles I’ve written about giving up my own agenda for the agenda of my marriage and taking taking control of my mouth. These changes were extremely important to me because having the marriage I dreamed about was important to me.
I don’t know what kind of marriage you envisioned, but are you living it?