Marriage is amazing. Period. I love having a partner in life.
Marriage is a learning process as well. If you have been married even one day, you know that it takes a lot of work. Yes, hard work. That doesn’t sound like that the Happily Ever After you see in the movies does it? Well, that is not a fairy tale people! The truth is staying married takes a lot of work. It takes a lot of grace as well! And did I mention how much time you MUST put into communication?
One of the first things I realized was how different we were. It took 10 years of marriage to finally start to understand my man. We were part of the launch team for a new church plant with some people we had greatly respected for some time. During the launch process, they had us go through StrengthsFinder 2.0. Our results were very revealing of why we do what we do and why it can be difficult for us to understand each other…a lot. It also helped set us on the healthier path we are on now.
I love finding out about our strengths. I love trying to peg my kids strengths even now as young boys. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out StrengthsFinder 2.0. It will blow your mind and help you as you relate to your husband, wife, kids, boss, and coworkers.