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.
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The holidays have come and gone. December is a busy month (BIG understatement). Christians celebrate Christmas, Jewish people celebrate Hannukah/Chanukah, and there are a number of other faiths that also have holidays occurring in December. Love and faith and happiness abound!
In case you were not aware, my husband and I are Christians. Not of the “Hell and Damnation” variety, but of the “Jesus loves you, so I do too” variety.
We met at church, got married in that church, and now attend a church in the community we have lived in for the last eight years. We do not just attend; he is now on part-time staff. But I am not a pastor’s wife. Nope.
Before we met I dated guys who did not share the same beliefs as I did and it caused me nothing but grief. For me, faith is a big part of my life. To not share that with with the person who are sharing your heart with felt like something was missing. Then there was that one who spent an entire drive up to the ski hill mocking me about what I believe in. Needless to say, that was the last time I ever saw him.
I promised myself that I would only date men who believed as I did to save me from any future heartache. I feel blessed to have found someone who shares the same faith as I do. My husband and I are both working together, as a couple, to be more like the God we believe in. We are teaching our children to do the same.
Over the holidays, I was reminded again that there are many couples who work amazingly together, despite having completely different faith beliefs. They love and respect each other and have raised children to understand the faith of each of their parents. The most common ones seem to be those who come from a mixed Jewish/Christian background, and who have made the holidays work in the event that is known as Christmukah.
Love conquers all, indeed.
How about you and your spouse? Do you share the same religious views?
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