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What I've Learned In 15 Years of Marriage

My husband and I met on January 26, 1997 and exchanged wedding vows on November 2, 1998.  We got married young and we get asked often, "How have you guys kept the marriage going?"  I tell them there is no one answer to be given but several.  But when I am asked that question, I am always brought back to the lessons that my marriage has taught me. Lessons that have changed me for the better and made me want to be the best person, wife and mother I could be. 

Checking In With Your Spouse

A few days ago I was sitting on the couch with my feet propped up on my husband's lap reading my kindle while he was was watching television.  Subconsciously he started massaging my feet and I began to have this unbelievable feeling.  Not the feeling from my massage even though that felt awesome, no it was the love that I could feel pouring off of him towards me. 

Remembering The Beginning

My husband and I have been together for many years and one way that we have used that time is find out what works for us and what doesn't.  For example, one thing that we have found works for us is remembering the beginning of our love.  Remembering the time before we both really knew how deep our love really was and how far it would take us.

Spending Quality Time With Your Spouse

Before I married my husband Royal, I was always amazed at couples that I knew or would meet that were married for many years and still managed to be happy and in love. You see,  I wasn't raised in a home with two loving parents and neither was my husband.  Both of our childhoods were filled with watching our parents looking for love in all the wrong places. 

Marriage Appreciation

My marriage is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  I have no regrets except wishing I could have met my husband much sooner than I did.  I know many women who would also agree with me and say the same thing about their husbands. In fact there is a wonderful woman by the name of Fawn Weaver who runs a blog called Happy Wives Club and there are over 100,000 members who truly love married life.  

Is The Ring A Deal Breaker?

I came across a marriage engagement commercial on YouTube by Robbins Brothers that shows multiple rings and different women saying yes.  We can assume that behind the ring there is a man asking his loved one to marry him.  It's a really sweet commercial!  Check it out below to see what I am talking about.

Starting Your Day With Love And Happiness

Every day that you wake up is truly a miracle in the making so it should always be a joyous occasion.  What better way to give thanks and appreciate than by starting your day by spreading love and happiness to your spouse!  Below I have put together some great ways that you can make your spouse feel loved and special at the start of the day that has everlasting effects all day. And as always, Keep It Hot! 

Staying Connected In Your Marriage

When I first met my husband I knew that he was different. I know that sounds like such a cliche but it's the truth.  Being around him was like a breath of fresh air.  He made me realize that I had been suffocating myself with the other guys that I had relationships with in the past. My husband and I were different in many ways but alike in all the ways that mattered to the both of us.

My Husband, My Best Friend

My husband is my best friend.  I say this not because it sounds good but because that is what he is.  My husband understands me in a way that far reaches even my understanding at times.  And isn't that the way it should be?  I ask this because the journey of marriage requires you to live with one person day in and day out and I believe that making that journey with your best friend (spouse) makes life far more pleasing and rewarding.

10 Positive Defensive Moves For Your Marriage

If you've watched a football or basketball game you know that one of the key aspects for a team to win a game is to have a strong defensive plan against the opponents.  The same could be said for marriage. Having strong defense in your marriage puts you in a protective state of mind towards your spouse and pushes back on anything (the opponents) that is harmful or hurtful towards your spouse.

Making Positive Changes For Your Marriage

Making positive changes for the best of your marriage is not always the easiest thing to do.  Habits are hard to break and making change from what you have known for years can be overwhelming.  For example if you are an extremely career driven individual it may take you out of your comfort zone to be home after work before the sun goes down. 

5 Things Newlyweds Should Never Do

Oh, the sweet joy and excitement of getting married to the one you love! There is not another feeling in this world; embarking on life together as man and wife. But, after the marriage vows are said reality has a way of setting in that makes you realize that marriage is not easy; especially a happy and successful marriage.

3 Be's of Compromise In Marriage

In your relationship with your spouse you will find or have already found that compromise is a very important asset to the success of your marriage. Lets be real with each other, you and your spouse are not going to see eye to eye on everything. That is human nature. It is how you handle those differences that will either weaken or strengthen the bonds of your marriage.

Communicating When You Don't See Eye To Eye

You and your spouse will not always see everything eye to eye.  We as people have the ability to look at one situation or scenario and come out with more than one view or take on it. When this happens (unless your marriage has serious concerns such as infidelity, neglect or abuse, belief in God, etc,.) I have found over the years its best to Agree to Disagree.