You may or may not have noticed, but I had to undergo a little… actually, a MAJOR damage repair here on the blog. Long story short, I deleted something I shouldn’t have and everything got taken down… BUT WE BACK NOW and I am ready to start sharing some wedding bliss, advice, photos, etc, etc with you all!
I cannot believe I am already in my second month of marriage – nearing up to our 3rd month very soon too! With that being said, I thought it would be nice to share some words from our wedding ceremony.
My hubby and I got married in a Church and our priest shared some very wise words that I really liked. Mind you, I don’t remember EXACTLY everything he said, but I remember the gist of it! Of course, our priest said all of these things in a different manner, using quotes and passages from the Bible to support his messages… but these are my thoughts on the 5 F’s of Marriage.
Without further ado, here are the 5 F’s of a Happy Marriage!
- FAITH – It is SO important to keep the faith alive and strong in a marriage. I myself am a Catholic and I understand and respect the importance of faith in my life and I strive to continue to strengthen my faith. In marriage, it is not unusual for one person to be stronger in their faith than the other. That person will sometimes try to encourage their spouse to seek God more, to pray more, to attend Church more, etc.
- FUN – Having fun is essential in any relationship. It’s important to find things that are fun for both of you and PLAN them ahead. I think it is so nice to have something you are looking forward to together and it keeps the excitement alive! Don’t fall into routines, try to keep things fun and interesting by keeping them new and exciting – for example, do different things on date nights, change up your morning/night routines, try a new dinner recipe together… there are so many things you can do to have fun and don’t worry about looking silly!
- FRIENDSHIP – Be friends. Actually no, be more than friends – be best friends. Just because you are married now, doesn’t mean you always have to be all serious and romantic all the time. Play together, act silly together and don’t take things so seriously!
- FAMILY – Whether it is his family, your family or your new family together, make sure you plan time to spend as family time. When you spend family time together it strengthens your relationship and it’s important to do family stuff. One thing that I have really been enjoying so far in our marriage is sitting down for dinner together. I think is is so important to sit down as often as possible for dinner – this provides the opportunity to talk about your day, talk about goals for the future and/or to remind each other of an upcoming family event!
- FORGIVENESS – We need to practice forgiveness more than ever now. This is a biggie and a toughie. A marriage does not mean there will never be any disagreements, misunderstandings, pain or frustration – it actually means the complete opposite, as there will be lots of that, whether we like it or not. When two people live together and are together all the time, you are bound to irritate each other at one point or another, especially if one of you has had a bad day. The important thing is to remember to forgive one another and to love each other conditionally.
Here are some photos from our Church ceremony!