Dear Me as a New Bride,
You look really happy and content.
Stay that way.
Right now, your new husband seems as kindred as one of your female friends.
But, he’s a man. Don’t forget that.
On the surface, you two speak the same language.
But your heart language is different.
When you love him in FemaleHeartSpeak,
he won’t understand.
Speak LOVE in his own language:
(The physical kind.)
If you ever get discouraged,
Always, always consult your User’s Manual first.
You will have bad days…
…but don’t wallow in self-pity.
A Christian marriage is not about YOU,
any more than The Christian Life is all about YOU.
Marriage is one big school to make you more like Jesus.
Someday, you will look back and see
the big picture
and the footprints of God
who effortlessly carried you through every joy and trial.
Keep that fresh, dewy, idealistic smile on your face.
You got this.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. – from 1 Corinthians 13