16 May LOVE IS A CHOICE
Being a single guy, I am fascinated by friends who are married that continue to grow in their love for one another.
Below is advice they have shared with me:
It’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s hard as f*ck.
But it’s worth it.
It’s the little things that make a marriage special: Seeing your husband holding your child, random flowers, cups of coffee, long walks.
Don’t marry someone lazy! 🙂
Every time I think about leaving him, I go back to how much I love the character of my husband. I knew if I did leave, I would spend the rest of my life searching for a man with his character. Love the character of the man you marry before you marry him.
I thought I knew what love was when I married her ten years ago.
Ten years and two kids later, I realize I had only the slightest idea of what love really is. The depth of love my wife and I share is what life is all about.
I often think of my family as a team. For example, “this may be what I want, but is it best for the team?”.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. When you are of peace of mind, you can give your best to your family.
There may be times when you don’t “feel” like you love your partner anymore…love them anyway.
There will be times your spouse is wrong…love them anyway.
Life can be great. Life can also be a bitch.
Ultimately it comes down to WHO you want to DO LIFE with.
Love is a choice.
Love often requires sacrifice.
Love is WHY we are here. To share. To give. And to Receive.
Namaste My Friends.
P.S. I want to clarify Love is NOT Abuse.
Sometimes the right CHOICE for you and your family could be to move on from a relationship.
If you find yourself in the middle of a hard decision, the best advice I can give via a blog post is this:
- Know you are a child of God and therefore have inherent value. Never let anyone rob you of this.
- Ask yourself, “Do I love the character of the individual I am with?” If not, it may be best to move on.