I’ve always wondered why I hear so few mama bloggers write about their marriage and..sex. And I still do. Why is that?
I love talking about marriage and thinking about the different ways men and women relate and operate. And I love to dissect the psychology behind two people coming together intimately and faithfully forever and ever. My heart breaks over marriage on the rocks, about to break into a million pieces. The idea of marriage simply blows my mind away.
I always hear my pastor say that marriage is hard. And perhaps being that he is a marriage counselor as well, I am sure he has solid basis for that statement. But I think marriage is both hard and easy, and it just depends on where you both are in the journey. There are seasons when the dance flows much more smoother, and there are seasons you just want to sit it out altogether.
On a good day, I am married to a perfectly flawed man, whose strengths fill me up with gratitude and joy and whose weaknesses endear him to me even more. On a bad day, I can only see the argument and frustration and nothing else. Thankfully, we are learning how to have way way more good days than bad days. Staying married, and happily at that, is an art and skill after all.
So here are my top reading list for the week when it comes to love, marriage and…sex. Hope you all have a white-hot weekend (wink wink!)
My 5th Year Wedding Anniversary by Beth Stedman.
Beth is one of those people I instantly connected with after reading only a few posts on her blog. She lives in Prague with her hubby and kiddo, got married in Italy, makes her own Gelato, teaches Yoga and thinks of God as a she sometimes. Can we be friends in real life, please? Anyway, as part of celebrating her 5th year wedding anniversary, she has been devoting her blog to the topic of marriage this whole month. I thought that was awesome. I’m going to have to do that when it’s my turn for our 5th year next year!
Five Marriage Tips And One Life Lesson by Kathleen Quiring at Project M. Kathleen is also one of those kindred spirits and this is one of my favorite posts of hers because it summarizes perfectly many of my thoughts when it comes to marriage! As part of celebrating her 5th year wedding anniversary, she writes five marriage tips she has learned the past five years. I really can’t choose a favorite because I love them all!
Man Up/Woman Up: How To Have Curl Your Toes Sex by Dr. Corey Allan at A Simple Marriage. I love Corey’s no-nonsense approach to marriage. I also love how passionate he is about putting 100% into it. My favorite quote: “Marriage is more about becoming a better human than it is about the two people being happy. And when you keep things simple, you can experience more in marriage and life.” I’m all for simplicity and focusing on the essentials!
Now it’s your turn. How’s your marriage? I’d love to hear! And if you liked this article, kindly tweet to your tribe or your facebook friends? Thank you so much!