rachel323 asked: What kind of advice would you give a newly married couple? [your own, or maybe an awesome piece of advice you received?]
Great question! Hmm…
Make a daily effort to connect. Even if it’s just for a half hour, have a conversation. There’s always something to talk about — your day, goals, things on your mind, etc. My parents have been married forever, and they’re still learning new things about one another! Disinterest is a dangerous thing, because disinterest leads to disconnect.
Focus on the intimacy in your friendship, and the romance will inevitably follow. Someone once told me, “Love is friendship set on fire” and it’s so true. The best relationships I see are always those between two people who are best friends.
Be honest. Be more than honest; confess. Confession is an incredibly healthy thing in any relationship. Be kind. Be gentle in your approach. Choose to believe the best, and no, that isn’t being naive. Put your spouse’s best interest before your own. Choose your battles. The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Your spouse is your standard of beauty. Never go to bed angry. Always say I love you, for real. And know that it’s a work in progress. x