Because we know that marriage is an awesome gift from God. It’s a gift in that we were given a teammate with whom we can do even more together. We get to combine both of our strengths (and weaknesses) to be an even stronger one. And that we get to experience life with someone we really enjoy being around. Matt and I decided it’s like an every day of the week slumber party!
We also know that marriages are so heavily under attack today and that it does come with many challenges. There are many distractions in this world that can easily offset what our priorities are to be. God first, my spouse second, everything else after that. In maintaining our priorities, being intentional about putting our family (my husband) first in any decision we make and realizing the impacts of deciding to say yes or no to an opportunity will affect my spouse and our relationship’s growth. Before when I made a decision to do or to not do something, whether it was the right or wrong decision I was (for the most part) the only one who lived amongst those outcomes. Now, it’s not just me and God. It is always me and Matt. If I say “yes” to something, am I saying no to Matt? Or if I say no to something, am I also saying “no” to an opportunity for us to grow or make an impact together?
We are doing this to be reminded of the purposes of marriage (because we do need that reminder often). One of those purposes being to become more like and to grow closer to Christ.
Finally, to share each of our experiences. To share what we've learned, are in the midst of learning, and have yet to learn (both that have worked and have not worked). To share our challenges and our triumphs. We hope by doing so that we might also help and encourage you. Together as a community and in our marriages and relationships, we can be stronger. Bring on the adventure!