We are all overly obsessed with weddings. And I say "we" because clearly, there is something about weddings that drives me. There is something about a wedding that keeps us happy, keeps us hopeful, and allows us to dream big.
Now I am not saying that there is anything wrong with a wedding. Personally, I believe that your wedding day is an important day and should be treated as so. So the hours and hours on Pinterest and day after day reading my blog (hehe :)) are not a bad thing...at all! Your wedding day is a day you should never forget so the emphasis our society puts on a wedding day is great in my eyes.
But sometimes, through all of the planning, the stress, the dreaming, we forget what a wedding is all about. This day is all about love. It is all about marriage. And sometimes we become so enthralled by weddings in social media, that we forget to remember what a wedding day is all about. If I could give you one piece of advice to stay stress-free during the planning of your wedding, I would tell you to remember the ultimate goal of your big day and with that, anything that goes wrong will turn from stress and tears, to laughs and memories made.
In honor of Valentine's Day, I have asked for advice from all of you! I am absolutely not an expert on love, and none of you are either. But we all have felt love and can learn a thing or two from one another. Each of us have our strengths, and we have our weaknesses, so with each others' strengths, let's change our weaknesses. If you need some positive inspiration, some help with your engagement or marriage, or just want to read about love, then don't stop here :)
For more of my personal advice on love and marriage, visit "365 Days of Love."
Happy Valentine's Day!
Jealousy isn't love, nor is it evidence of love. Jealousy is fear. Love doesn't drive people mad, it drives them sane. Desire, in its different forms, can drive people to do anything. Love never drives people to kill, steal, cheat or worry. - Katie
Love and marriage thrive off of three things; communication, commitment and compromise. If you can both master those and you both purpose it in your heart to use each day as an oppeotunity to make your partner happy, you will achieve a fulfilling and successful marriage. Butterflies and good looks don't make a marriage last, it's the mutual love and respect that does. - Amanda
Remember to always water the flowers and not the weeds. What you water will grow so always focus on the positive things about him. Tell him little things you appreciate and have him do the same to you - Kenadee
Listen...compromise...repair and always be grateful! - Jaisa
Love is an adventure. Don't forget to be spontaneous -- take a weekend trip, go to the park, or try a new restaurant. Love is all about blossoming into both individuals and a couple together. - Kellie
In today's modern society, it is very easy (and common!) to say "I've had enough," and to get angry and call it quits. But always remember, if you ever need to forgive, help, love, listen, and lift someone, it should be your spouse. It is easy to feel unloved and lonely, even in marriages. - Mary Helen
Be 100% honest with yourself and your partner. And adore your partner all the time.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." - 1 Corinthians 12:4-12 - Mari
Start and end every day with a kiss. No matter how busy, tired, irritated, or discouraged, make sure that your significant other knows that you love them despite any external circumstances. - Kelly