Registering for your new life as husband and wife is an exciting time. It allows couples to to dream and vision cast what the new kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathrooms will look like.
While preparing for a new life with someone we should want to lean on them, practice what life will be like when we’re officially married, support one another, and learn how to manage conflict. However, I see time and time again brides and grooms waiting until after they’re married to discuss the tough stuff, the hard stuff, the REAL stuff, that will impact their marriage.
It’s amazing to think this was only 365 days ago. While Jacob and I have been together for over four years now, I have learned far more in our first year of marriage than I did in three years of dating him. Everyone told us we would grow more than we thought we would during this first year, but as naive as we were, we didn’t think much about it until reflecting back on the year.