Category Archives: The Story of Us

15 of 25…

Love is a mysterious thing, often philosophized over by many great minds who come up with many number of ways to figure out whether or not a couple will last. In high school, the defining factor was whether you and your SO (that’s short for ‘significant other’) made a “cute couple”. And while I can attest to the fact that this particular voucher for a relationship is valid on a 2 dimensional world, in our 3D world, it holds about as much water as a flat surface (see what I did there?)

But, there are a few adages I enjoy holding up to my own relationship with my wife, and while they all have merit, very few pass muster (as it were) when it comes to having any basis in reality. One such adage is a little thing called… Continue reading 15 of 25…

14 of 25…

I’m sure that if you have been following along with my 25 for 25 posts, you may have noticed that I veered away from the stories of our marriage and moved more toward a ‘lessons learned’ aspect. That was kind of on purpose. The beginning years of our marriage were rough, but there was a lot of good that was brought into our marriage through those rough years. And as I said back in 7 of 25, those years were just preparing us for the heavy seas we would be set upon in our teen years…

Or as I like to call them: Continue reading 14 of 25…

12 of 25…

Compromise

I think one of the most overlooked and underrated aspects of marriage that newly weds completely forget about is that of compromise. Mainly because they have bought into the lie of Jerry Maguire. The whole, ‘you complete me’ garbage that Hollywood has proliferated upon the masses is utter and complete… well, BS (my wife will tell you that stands for ‘bird seed’). Continue reading 12 of 25…