Just a Motivating Monday – Themed Edition ~ Marriage

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I wanted to do a themed edition of Just a Motivating Monday on Marriage, because Valentine’s Day is in 1 week! I think the best thing that we can motivate each other on is on marriage….

I’m going to talk for a moment on my marriage. We’ve been together now for 9 1/2 years, married for 5 1/2 years and happy for ALMOST 3 years. During these past 9 1/2 years we have truly been tested, we have truly prevailed and we can truly say we have defied all odds by remaining together and ending up happy at that.

I know that marriage is one of the hardest things in the entire world. Parenting is very trying and some might think it is one of the hardest things in the entire world to do, but MOST people don’t just walk away when times get tough. There are the few people out there that do do this {sad that they are parents} but most parents stick with it and fight with everything in them to ensure that their children have UNCONDITIONAL love. Marriage is not like this in most cases. It gets hard, promises are broken, you fall out of love and the towel gets thrown in… the marriage in most cases ends up being over.

We’ve been at the lowest points in our marriage.  Promises, vows were broken, being in love was non-existent, and divorce should have been immediately in the works.  But something amazing happened, we fought.  We chose to fight hard with everything we had, and the most amazing thing happened ~ we fell in love with each other, all over again.  THAT was amazing.  Now we know, times will not always be easy, but if we stick with it and fight together to grow back together, there’s a sweet reward.

“A successful marriage is falling in love over and over, always with the same person.”

I hope in some way this post will touch you and remind you that marriage is meant to be forever.  If times get hard, fight.  Fight til you literally have NO FIGHT left in you.  Falling in love over and over again with your spouse is amazing, and so worth the hard times to get there.  


8 comments to Just a Motivating Monday – Themed Edition ~ Marriage

  • Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish

    Cut from the same cloth….we too are fighting hard and even harder now as parents!

  • Crystal Escobar

    Great topic. Marriage is definitely hard, and raising children is even harder. But in the end, it's the most rewarding thing in life. I'm happy to see that you made it through the rough times, and are still together today.

  • Angela @ Nine More Months

    I agree with you. When you want to hold on to something you have to fight for it. It's hard, but in the end it's worth it.

  • Kristen

    So true! Fighting hard saved my marriage! Thanks for inviting me over!

  • Dustin | Engaged Marriage

    You know I love this topic, Amanda! Thank you for including me, and thanks to the authors of the other great posts…I'm really enjoying them!

  • The Gosfam

    I think everyone has their own trials with their marriages, but i feel it is always worth the fight. I am linked up!! and I love that quote, one of my favorites.

  • ~Tami

    We've been through a lot in our marriage, sadly a lot of it brought on by our own immaturity, but praise the Lord, we were kept together, and we love one another so much more these days.

  • Steph

    Great post. Marriage is so difficult but sooooo worth it. Especially the making up after fighting part. LOL

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