with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
When I first started this column (Oh, a month ago), I thought that choosing topics would be easy. I am married to the man that I choose to spend the rest of my life with. He is also in this for the long haul. Forever is the destination. Anything short of that is simply not an option.
I have a wide array of websites that I peruse on a daily/weekly basis. When trying to come up with a topic for this Friday post, I came up short with a marriage-related post that I could write about.
I Googled “marriage articles”, and the first ten hits that came up were from Christian-based websites.
Those of you who may not know me apart from my stint here at Work It! Mom may not know that I am a Christian. I am not of the “Repent or Die!” variety, but more of the, “Jesus loves you, so I do too” variety.
For me, marriage represents a covenant before God, witnessed by those who choose to support us on our journey. Divorce is not an option, so we choose to make our marriage one that is vibrant, healthy, and fun.
We figure that if we plan to make it to forever, we should at least have a good time while doing so.
Society (in general) is all about “doing what makes you happy” and “if it feels good, do it”. The “feeling good” may or may not have anything to do with your spouse.
I know why I chose marriage over anything else. A lot of it had to do with my (and my husband’s) faith. Another huge chunk of it has to do with the fact that I want a partner by my side to share my life’s experiences with me.
There are many people that choose marriage, even though they do not share the same faith as I do, or even have a faith at all. Which is totally and completely cool. I personally believe that marrying my husband was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
The question that came to mind while looking for marriage-based articles is this:
Why did you (or are you going to) get married?
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