In the very near future, your spouse will do or say something that offends you. It may be done accidentally or it may be done intentionally.
Either way, your response should be the same.
I strive really hard to make sure that the material we post on the Marriage Works! blog and social media is marriage related. Nine times out of 10, I succeed. This is one of those times when I'm going to fail, and do it on purpose.
I remember being at a football game at the University of Virginia in November 1996 as a member of the Marching Tar Heels. An ill-fated pass by Chris Keldorf was intercepted, and run back for a 96-yard touchdown. That was the beginning of the end for my beloved Tar Heels, who led 20-3 late in the third quarter. Losing that game cost us a trip to the Fiesta Bowl. It was painful.
However, that pain cannot even be compared to the fresh pain that has come from Charlottesville.
The life of a wife starts like this: a beautiful day surrounded by loving family and friends who, like you, have the highest expectations, hopes, and dreams for a beautiful life with your husband. However, as you descend from the high of the day, you have your first fight as a married couple on the honeymoon, and the routine of everyday life begins to show you what being married is all about, you realize that being a wife is much different than you thought it would be.
Kevin B. Bullard, Marriage Works! Founder