The Family Way focuses on the foundation of Family. Sadly so many families are struggling today, society has become so relaxed when it comes to the definition of it. No one wants to fight anymore for their family, especially when it comes to marriage, the foundation is crumbling. This has become a major issue that I have become passionate about. There are so many things that contribute to how a family functions, same with marriage.
When I was younger, before I was married all I truly envisioned was the fairy tale, just like you see in a Disney movie. Honestly I feel that many think of marriage as that, a fairy tale. Well, yes, it is in many ways but not like how it is portrayed in the movies. There is a lot sweat, pain, and work that goes into a marriage. It takes endurance, strength, and motivation to push through the hard stuff. Marriage is a complicated and yet such a rewarding relationship between a man, woman, and God.
Personally I have been married for eleven years, amazing ones. It was hard at first, once we passed the honeymoon stage we really struggled. This is the time you are truly getting to know your spouse and that can be a challenge. Love grows, builds as the relationship does. With time, patience, and understanding the relationship can grow and develop beautifully. Love is so beautiful and yet so misunderstood. Many just throw it around without truly understanding it and nurturing it.
Here is a little side note that someone shared with me that I thought was interesting and so true:
In every disagreement in marriage, remember this one important truth: My spouse is my partner, not my enemy. We will either win together or lose together.
This is so true, a marriage is a partnership, one that should be a lifetime. It is the starting foundation of a family. Another tidbit is:
Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what's left over after you have given your best to everyone else.
Sadly this can be so easy for us to do. After a long day, with all the stress we deal with on a hourly basis, it is so easy to get distant and lose perspective. It is always good to try and give your spouse the best of you. It will help you two grow and build your relationship.
Always remember Family is everything. You are a unit, one that should flow together, think together, work together! Feel free to check out my other blog which is MomTalk, it is focused on parenting and the day to day struggles that we face.