Wifey Wednesday: A Year Later

I am so excited to bring “Wifey Wednesday” back! In 2016 we have discussed several topics ranging from marriage being a mirror, walking in faith & being selfless. This year I want to focus on the things I have learned thus far, videos/vlogs, and receiving topic suggestions from you.  To start off the year, I want to share the top things I have learned during my first year of marriage. I’ll do my best to expand on these points at a later date but wanted to provide some insight.   1.        Prayer is key –  Prayer is the foundation to ANYTHING great … including your marriage   2.        Communication –  You must establish good communication & work on communication skills   3.        Teamwork –  “Teamwork makes the dream work”! Both individuals will need to work together towards goals. Even in the smallest things – she cooks, he cleans the dishes.   4.        Date Night –  Weekly date nights ensure you are spending quality time together. Put the phones and other distractions AWAY and spend time together. If you can’t do it weekly, strive for bi-weekly or monthly.   5.        Investment –  Find ways to invest in your marriage. This may be a marriage retreat, counseling, books or even a simple daily verse reminder that allows you to bring the focus back to you two.   6.       Dedication – Be dedicated & determined to be a good wife. It takes time! No one expects perfection from you. Just give it your best.   7.        Pick your battles –  Some things are not worth fighting for! Pick and choose what you are going to “fight” for. When I say “Fight” I mean take a stand and bring to your spouse’s attention.   8.        Be selfless –  There are moments that will require you to be selfless. Marriage is a beautiful thing and it won’t always be about you (sorry!)   9.        Be open to change & suggestions –  Your way isn’t always the best way! (this one internally killed me lol) Be open to receive criticism & redirection. Your spouse has a vested interest in you and the marriage so be open to suggestions and new ideas.   10.     You are in charge of happiness –  You cannot assume that your spouse will ALWAYS make you happy. That is so much pressure to put on someone. In the areas you feel like your spouse can improve – find ways to either communicate this OR show by being the example.  I look forward to growing with you all this year!  For His Glory Only, XOXO Danielle J.

I am so excited to bring “Wifey Wednesday” back! In 2016 we have discussed several topics ranging from marriage being a mirror, walking in faith & being selfless. This year I want to focus on the things I have learned thus far, videos/vlogs, and receiving topic suggestions from you.

To start off the year, I want to share the top things I have learned during my first year of marriage. I’ll do my best to expand on these points at a later date but wanted to provide some insight.

1.      Prayer is key – Prayer is the foundation to ANYTHING great … including your marriage

2.      Communication – You must establish good communication & work on communication skills

3.      Teamwork – “Teamwork makes the dream work”! Both individuals will need to work together towards goals. Even in the smallest things – she cooks, he cleans the dishes.

4.      Date Night – Weekly date nights ensure you are spending quality time together. Put the phones and other distractions AWAY and spend time together. If you can’t do it weekly, strive for bi-weekly or monthly.

5.      Investment – Find ways to invest in your marriage. This may be a marriage retreat, counseling, books or even a simple daily verse reminder that allows you to bring the focus back to you two.

6.      Dedication – Be dedicated & determined to be a good wife. It takes time! No one expects perfection from you. Just give it your best.

7.      Pick your battles – Some things are not worth fighting for! Pick and choose what you are going to “fight” for. When I say “Fight” I mean take a stand and bring to your spouse’s attention.

8.      Be selfless – There are moments that will require you to be selfless. Marriage is a beautiful thing and it won’t always be about you (sorry!)

9.      Be open to change & suggestions – Your way isn’t always the best way! (this one internally killed me lol) Be open to receive criticism & redirection. Your spouse has a vested interest in you and the marriage so be open to suggestions and new ideas.

10.   You are in charge of happiness – You cannot assume that your spouse will ALWAYS make you happy. That is so much pressure to put on someone. In the areas you feel like your spouse can improve – find ways to either communicate this OR show by being the example.

I look forward to growing with you all this year!

For His Glory Only,
XOXO
Danielle J.