June 25, 2012

Some Thoughts on Marriage...

I think that too many people give up on marriage.

I believe that love must be thought of as a verb. not just a feeling.

I believe that there is no room for selfishness in a marriage.

I believe that if you fell in love with a person once, you can fall in love with them again and again.

I believe some of the best advice that was ever given to me is that you can't go into a marriage thinking of divorce as an option- thanks mama.

I think that society has downplayed the importance and sanctity of a marriage.

I believe that there are not enough children who have examples in their lives of the true happiness that a strong marriage and family can bring them.

I truly don't believe in the excuse "We just stopped loving each other."

I think the expectations of what a marriage "should be" are the greatest downfalls to any relationship.

I believe that flaws in a marriage can be fixed if you are willing to put in the work and effort.

I believe that even big mistakes can be forgiven.

I think that comparing your marriage and life to others' always brings dissatisfaction.  As one of  my professors used to say, "Comparison is the cancer to happiness."

I believe that love and marriage get more beautiful as time goes on.

I think that quitting is easy, but sticking it out when times get tough is what makes a marriage count.

And despite the fact that sometimes it may seem that every force is moving against it, I believe in marriage


17 comments:

  1. i LOVED this post. you are so good with your words, woman! i think everyone needs to hear that :)

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    1. Thanks whit that means a lot. I appreciate it :)

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  2. This is beautiful! Absolutely amazing. Thank you Tosha!

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  3. Okay Mrs. Shakespeare... that was so amazing. You made my day, i'll be sharing this with all my friends tonight... and you'll be sharing this at my wedding k? k. Thanks for the words of inspiration. Love you and miss you!!!!!!!

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  4. very good words of wisdom. and i agree with all of it. thanks natasha. :)

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  5. loved this! i always say..."you choose what you want your marriage to be", great post! And I love those images!!!:)

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  6. I love this!! This might just be my favorite of all your blog posts so far. Wonderful words of wisdom. As someone who is giving marriage a second chance (I got it right this time!!!), I think EVERYONE should read this!

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    1. Thanks Jodi that is so sweet of you! I am so happy for you and your new marriage!

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  7. thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.
    i love this post about marriage. i feel the same way that people don't just all of the sudden fall out of love. its work! and its so worth it :)

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  8. I loved this!! :) Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Natasha.
    I love you, seriously this post is amazing. I agree with it all and you need to write a book or something. You and Clint are so cute :)
    miss youuu.

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    1. You're just a doll meg. I love you. Thanks so much :)

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  10. this post and these images are all just so beautiful! what a great outlook. i absolutely love the line that marriage gets more beautiful as time goes on :)
    xo TJ

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  11. new follower. so glad I am. loved reading this post!
    can't wait to keep following.

    kalobandelise.blogspot.com

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  12. Xinh Chao Nguoi Dep!!!! Have u seen the latest Mormon Messages video. Your blog post goes well with it!! Im so glad we met online fellow Mylai. :))))) xoxo

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  13. Great words of advice. Just celebrated my 34th anniversary and everything you have written has applied to my marriage. Its not easy, but it is w
    orth It. Love u Natasha

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  14. This is not the first time I've read this entry and every time I get goose bumps. Love the advice! I might quote you and put it up on my blog just becuase I love it so much. Hope you are well.

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