Thursday, December 01, 2011

Marriage, Love and Fun: Sarah

   December 1st has come upon us and what not the perfect way to ring in this festive holiday than with another great Marriage, Love and Fun feature and even better for me to have a cousin of mine answer the questions.

   Today we have Sarah. As younger children we sort of grew up together living only a few miles away, both having large families and for a few years attended the same small school. I have a lot of found memories running around their home and small village they use to live in. She was always such a cheery, welcoming cousin and so I'm honored to have her for this guest post.

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1) Tell us about how you and Brad met.
    Brad and I are an internet love story. We met on a site called Christian Cafe. I was a little leary of him at first but obviously had a change of heart. He had at the time 2 big dogs (I wasn't a fan of animals back then) but once I got to know Brad and meet the dogs, I fell in love. Brad and I talked online for about 2 weeks before actually meeting face to face. But we both knew what we wanted out of the relationship..Marraige. I finally gave up and gave him my phone # and we met that sunday night in August 2007. We hung out for 3+ hrs just talking and walking. From that Sunday night on we hung out everyday just getting to know each other and talking about God. By September 2007 we were engaged! I know crazy! But we both felt everything was right. We just fit..We belonged together. I must say I had a few good friends and family members not pleased with our fast moving relationship, but I always told my Dad "Be ready, cause I'm getting married fast" And sure enough it happened. On December 15, 2007 we were married! He's been my best friend ever since and we've been growing together and getting stronger in our marriage day by day. But things haven't been always fun and dandy...

2) What's been one or some of the unexpected challenges you were faced at the beginning of your marriage?

   One of our biggest chanllenges was communication! We were never telling each other the whole story and would get upset at each other when the other one didn't do or say what we wanted. We've soon learnt that communication is HUGE in a marriage and you have to say EVERYTHING!


3) Now the good stuff, how have you kept the romance alive in your marriage? Any stories, pratical adivce or ideas you have?
   Romance?? Brad and I don't really do the candle lit dinners. But we do like playing games and just teasing each other. Now that we have a little one and one on the way, it's a bit tougher but once Natalie goes to bed, we tend to spend that time together. With either snuggling on the couch watching a video or reading a book in bed together.

4) Any advice you want to give to newly couples? 

   I must say that communication is key in a relationship. You can't let the other person just guess what your wanting to do or feel, you must tell them. They should love you no matter what you say or do. And support each others in "own time"..If it's going to the gym alone, or reading a book alone. We all need our alone times to feel refreshed. Another thing is to  to learn each others love language (Read the 5 love languages) It really does help.


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    If you'd like to be a guest writer for the in the Marriage, Love and Fun feature and get a free shout out for your blog e-mail me at teakipost@gmail.com.

1 comment:

Emma Frances said...

I agree that communication is key as well! :] And of course always 'dating' each other! I love this post!