Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series (Tuesday Talk #29)

We're playing catch up around here on the blog since both Katie and I have had a very hectic month...

Katie sold her house, moved, and is looking for a new home.
Our grandmother passed away.  Thanks for your prayers for all of us!
Our brother and sister-in-law had their first baby!
I had several unexpected home repairs in the same week.
We also had J's birthday and L's baptism!

So thank you for being patient with us as we catch up on reading your blogs and replying to emails and comments!


Anyway...outside of our personal lives, there have been many great things going on with us and our blogging friends this month too!  So today we wanted to share a little of what all of us have been up to:

Our friend Christina at Waltzing in Beauty has been having a What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series this month since she just got married in June.  It has been fabulous so far!

Have you been reading it?  You should check it out!  I've learned quite a bit myself, and I've been married for 8 years!

So I wanted to share what Katie and I wrote for her Marriage Series, plus some other must-reads from it:

Building a Strong Foundation In Your Marriage - What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com for www.waltzinginbeauty.blogspot.com

"One of the main ways to build up a strong God-centered foundation in your marriage is prayer - with each other and individually.  Focusing on praying together will keep you pointed towards God even in the midst of difficulties and suffering.  It will keep you united as a team and on a path towards holiness.  And it will help you to not only to get through your trials, but to grow in hope, trust, and love while going through them..."  (Continue reading more about strengthening your marriage through prayer here!)


20+ Ways to Pray Together with Your Spouse - What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com for www.waltzinginbeauty.blogspot.com


"Now is the perfect time to start improving your prayer life as a couple, whether you're preparing for your future marriage or you've been married for years.  And after you begin, it's important to keep building up your prayer life everyday.  It must be nurtured daily to stay strong!"  (Continue reading here for all the different ways you can pray together to build up your marriage!)


Date Night Photo Book and Date Night Ideas - What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com for www.waltzinginbeauty.blogspot.com


"After we got married (and especially after we had kids), we realized we didn't take pictures of just the two of us anymore.  So, for Christmas last year, I made a Date Night Photo Book as a gift for my husband John.  If you are in a pinch for an anniversary, birthday, or Christmas gift - this is really easy and cheap to make!"  (Read more about how to make the Date Night Photo Book and tons of fun date night ideas here!)

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married Series - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com for www.waltzinginbeauty.blogspot.com

Here are some other gems from Christina's Marriage Series (boy, was it hard to just pick a few faves!):


Expectations in Marriage (The Soulmate and The Helpmate) by Laura at Life Is Beautiful


My Sacred Marriage: 10 Ways to Love by Sarah at Abiding In Grace


Moments of Marriage: A Letter to My Granddaughter by Michelle at Grammie Time


Why Your Wedding Reception Is Just the After-Party by Amy at Go Forth and Mother


Plus many more awesome posts about savoring the everyday moments together, special financial tools for married couples, building a home together, and more!  You can check out Christina's entire Marriage Series here.  Which one was your fave?

And after all of this marriage talk, what do you wish you knew before you got married?

I pray that this series will bless you in your marriage!!!

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We have a giveaway for a Cute Awaking Water Sling going on from now til July 30 (US only)!


Cute Awaking Water Sling Giveaway - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

I have loved babywearing this time around with L.  Having a water sling for the pool would be amazing!  You can read some more insights about babywearing and enter the giveaway here.  Good luck!

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Can't wait to read your posts this week!  Thank you, friends!!!

9 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the date night photo book!

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  2. The date night photobook is great! I mostly just get selfies of the husband and I when out, mostly because I forget to ask someone to take a picture of us. But might make it a goal to get more pictures of just me and hubby, non selfie. I have a marriage series too (it's called a Wedding is a Day a Marriage is a Lifetime), love reading marriage series and what works for people.

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  3. Thanks for the shout out on my marriage post. I too have enjoyed her marriage series, have read them all. No matter how long we've been married you can always find encouragement and advice on continuing the journey.

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  4. What a neat idea for a date- I love that date night book idea, how cute. My hubby and I pray a few times in the week together, we do it more in the past few weeks then we have all last year so that is awesome and we hope to make it more routine like we used too before four kids. Sweet post and thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to "Bloggers WHo Have Inspired Me" today.

    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  5. You girls are too sweet. Thanks for sharing about the series! I have loved doing it!

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  6. I love the series you shared! I will have to check it out in more detail!

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  7. Thank you for sharing! So much wonderful information here!

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  8. A date night photo book sounds like a fun idea!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  9. Sounds like ya'll had quite a crazy month--praying for your family for your loss, that is so tough. Thanks for sharing this, though! Lots of helpful info I can't wait to put to use in my own marriage!
    Mariah @ Faith & Fashion
    www.faithandfashionblog.blogspot.com

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