Marriage

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3 Helpful Practices We Do as Newlyweds

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It has been nine months since my husband and I exchanged our wedding vows, and every time I look at my husband, my heart grows warm with gratitude. Every day I am amazed at how good God is to have brought him into my life. Some people would probably dismiss this as a “honeymoon” phase, especially those who see marriage as a scary commitment, rife with burden and trouble.
a wedding photo album

What You Won't See in Our Wedding Photos

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It’s day four of our 10-day honeymoon, and I’m sitting by a little gas fire, alone. My husband and I have been looking forward to our honeymoon for weeks. But this trip is not quite what I hoped it would be.
Married couple holding hands across a table

What I Learned from Marrying Someone of a Different Faith

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I knew I had compromised. I had accepted this man who believes in God and accepts the Bible in some measure. What mattered most, I thought, was that he loved and accepted me as I am.
Woman sitting alone looking out of the window

Married—But I'm Still Lonely

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Even though my husband was literally just a few feet away on the couch (clear proof that I wasn’t alone), it made little difference at that moment. I was longing for the kind of soul-nourishing intimacy that comes with female friendships—the willingness to listen and talk at length, the gentle tone, the comforting hug or touch on the shoulder, and most of all, hearing them say, “I know what you mean” or “Yeah, me too!” 
Couple holding hands in an empty apartment

10 Practical Ways to Love Your Spouse

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I soon came to realise that as much as my husband appreciated my efforts, he wasn’t a fan of reading or collecting figurines. Instead, he felt more loved whenever I spent time with him. Since then, we’ve made more effort to show love in ways that really meet the other person’s needs.
Woman sitting down with her head in her hands upset

When I Argued with My Husband About Money

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In February, my husband had a seizure due to stress. He had not been coping well with all the changes at work and ended up leaving his job in March. Since then, he has been searching for a job, but with the pandemic, the job market has been bleak. And so, I thought we would need to be more prudent with our expenses while we live on my income. But he was not willing to compromise on a significant expense—to let go of the helper who had joined us for just a couple of months. It frustrated me that he refused to listen to my explanation and proposals.
Painting of a married couples hands making a heart shape

5 Things I Didn't Realise Until I Got Married

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Yet, as I have learned in the nine short months that I’ve been married, there were things—situations, emotions—that I had imagined differently when I was single. Close friends of mine who were also newlyweds, shared similar sentiments.
A couple in conversation at home

The Argument That Changed the Way I Handle Conflict in My Marriage

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What started out as an innocent question ended up setting off explosive words between us, revealing our communication issues as a couple. As my husband started listing all of his complaints about me, I became increasingly frustrated, angry even, at his self-justification.
Woman walking in the street

When I Gave My Husband the Cold Shoulder

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Still stuck on his sentiment, I found myself ruminating over his words. I wanted to voice my thoughts and share my change of heart. Yet, despite praying and practicing how I’d start the conversation, I was tongue-tied every time it came to initiating the actual discussion. In the meantime, I was growing distant and cold towards my husband.