In my childhood dreams, I watched my marriage play out beautifully.
Laughter, devotions, alone time together, kisses and cuddles all abounded.
Conflict and differences were seen, but didn’t need to be addressed.
We were perfect together, our differences didn’t cause issues.
In my life…………..boy do I see things otherwise.
Opposite personalities, different upbringings, age differences, and conflict seem to abound at times. Throughout the last 9 years, we’ve learned to discuss things much better than in the past thankfully.
Yet our marriage is nothing like my childhood dreams.
He likes tennis, I prefer basketball.
He likes alone time, I want us time.
I like having friends over, he wants the couch and remote.
I love trying new recipes, he likes the same meals.
We are like night and day different.
Together we have an imperfect marriage.
Our differences can make life difficult, yet also can drive us to be better together.
The choice is ours.
We can choose to allow our differences to drive us apart.
We can choose to try things their way once and awhile.
We can choose to be selfless.
I have learned to enjoy alone time. (It’s where I found my love to write.)
I am learning to make meals he likes more often.
I came to realize that no matter who you are with, you’re going to be different in some way, and you will have conflict at some point.
It would just be different differences.
Having an imperfect marriage is a part of life. We are only a picture of the perfect marriage in Christ!
If we think the grass is greener on the other side, we’re lying to ourselves.
There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage.
Only marriages full of God’s grace, forgiveness and His unconditional love. <— Share this Truth!
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