Thursday, January 19, 2012

marriage class

Each week we go to this class it gets more brutal towards one another.. and it's hilarious! We learned talked about challenges in marriages and how we can overcome them and better our relationship. Dave and I are the youngest couple in the class and the 'newly wed' couple and I think we're the most normal! It's so surprising how many problems every couple has!! The hubs and I decided we have two main things to work on: communication and time management (because no matter how hard we try or how early we leave, we're always late to everything!).

"If men come unto me I will show them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

We're given weaknesses for a reason. For instance, one of Dave's weaknesses is patience and mine is communicating. I have the most patience in the world and Dave is great at communicating. God gave us each other to help strengthen our weaknesses together!

86% of couples who almost divorced but decided to work through it and stay together said they had a happy relationship five years later.

Thats huge!

People are willing to give up way too easily and forget the covenants they made when married. Marriage is a covenant, not a contract!

You can't change anyone but yourself so it's best to try to improve each day!

I love Dave! We have our struggles and differences just like every other couple and I'm beginning to think that our problems aren't as serious as we thought.


  1. LOVE this! I'm so glad you're posting these so that we can learn from your class as well :)

  2. Thanks for sharing sweet girl. I love that you said God give's us matches for something we are bad at to make us stronger. That is so true :)

  3. Once again, Loving what you are learning and teaching us :) Thanks Girl!

  4. I know I texted you this yesterday and told you, but I thought I'd repeat just how happy I am that you two are working this out. I've been in your shoes, so that statistic about people working through marriage problems being happy a few years later is completely inspiring. And can I just say how much I love that you said, "God gave us each other to help strengthen our weaknesses together!" UGH- that should be a Pinterest button!! Much love, my friend!!

  5. I wish they had a marriage class in our ward! But until then I'll just live vicariously through you. ;) thanks for sharing!!


Thanks for making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!! :)