Day 7: 31 Days of Life in the StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)

Happy Sunday. Today, I am reflecting on something that my husband said last week while we were speaking to a Preparing for Marriage/Remarriage class at our church.

I love the look in the audience’s eyes when we announce “you will have troubles. Every marriage goes through difficult times.”  Those who are marrying for the second or third time, chuckle and smile. Those who are much younger and marrying for the first time have that “not us” look in their eyes.

As we were giving our talk my husband said “marriage is saying ‘I Do’ everyday.” Wow! That is profound. He said “marriage is saying ‘I Do’ everyday. Not just on the altar.”

We have to say “I do” to our spouse everyday and the family that we chose. Love is a choice and it’s important to say I do everyday! Saying I do doesn’t mean it will be easy, it just means we are choosing to do life together.

 “Love is a choice you make everyday.” – Dr. Gary Chapman.

Takeaway: I hope this quote from my husband spoke to your heart and on days when your inner voice is saying “I don’t” or “I can’t” or “it’s too hard” that you’ll remember that love and commitment is a choice. That doesn’t mean when we choose to do life together that life will be easy. It means that we get up everyday and give it our all and give ourselves and our spouse the gift of grace and love.

What are your thoughts on choosing to love everyday, choosing to say “I do” everyday?

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