Marriage Has Begun

I’ve been married for a week, but i already feel like i’m learning so much.  A door to a whole new world seems to have opened up.  Every single day when i put on my ring i’m reminded that this isn’t a cute piece of jewelry, but a lifelong commitment.  Every time i sit on the couch with my wife, i’m reminded that this isn’t just date night, it’s date life.  

After a beautiful wedding and a glorious honeymoon, here are a couple of specific things i’ve learned:

1. Making our home a home is priority #1 for my wife.  

I had the house professionally cleaned before we got back, so now it feels like all we do is organize, organize, organize.  She’s a nonstop busy bee running around the house moving things and rearranging things.  

2. Women do not get ready quickly. 


It took me one day on the honeymoon to realize that i can get ready for dinner 100 times faster than my wife.  So this became my new plan: After showering i would put on sweatpants and a t-shirt and turn on a movie.  I would then say, “Let me know when you’re ready to go and i’ll turn off the movie and get ready.”  This worked out great.  When she said she was ready i would get up, get dressed, brush my teeth and do all the other stuff and we’d both be ready to walk out the door at the exact same time.  This prevented me from getting impatient while she did all the girl stuff that they do to get ready.  


In conclusion, i’m thinking that i could easily turn this blog into a blog on “husbanding” with the plethora of things i’m learning already.  As my friend, Tyler, says, “Marriage isn’t something to simply be survived … marriage is our most valuable asset and is worthy of endless investment.”  (Download Ty’s free e-book on marriage)

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3 Responses to “Marriage Has Begun”

  1. Uncle Jerry & Aunt Peggy April 3, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Marriage is a full time committment and it takes two to make it work. You found out early that some things are not as important as you thought they were. (example: If Jen wants to move something and you are happy where it is just remember one thing. Is it important to be right or to be HAPPY? A happy wife means a HAPPY life.

    We like your concept of waiting until she is ready to start your process. Your Uncle Jerry doesn’t need much mirror time but a lady always wants to look her best. Love ya both.

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