Thursday, February 04, 2010

Marriage Counseling - 65 Days to Go

So if you are killing time reading this, you might want to find a new hobby. I'd say job but the job market is really lousy right now so I'll stick to hobby. If you know me, you probably already know that I will be taking the "plunge" pretty soon. What you probably don't know if that I actually have an app on my iPhone that is helping me count down.

Every so often, someone says to me, "April 10, that's coming up" or some variation of that. And my reply either vocally or internally is...not soon enough. That said, Amy and I began marriage counseling a week ago and I just wanted to blab about that for a bit.

I don't know much about marriage because unlike riding a bicycle, I have never done it before. Now, I understand that at the every least my life is going to change. However, this is one of those times that I wish I could document a season or the changing of the season with a little more artistic fortitude. I would love to get out a video camera and travel the world asking people for their advice on marriage. Now, I have a wealth of people to look up to and no doubt that there will be an abundance of resources to pool from thanks to God, his word and the people He placed in my life.

Since I can't do that, I think God that what He has provided in the likes of the Lotterer's, Parish's and Kreighbaum's is more than sufficient. Why 3 couples you ask? Well, I am sure there are things they want to learn from us. That last part was a joke.

Have any advice or preliminary words of wisdom you'd like to share, I am all ears. By the way, ladies and singles, feel free to give me your thoughts as well.


Kerri said...

I don't know if you've gotten to the part where you actually have to choose three couples whose marriages you admire yet. I chose two of the three you chose. I guess we really do have amazing examples of what marriage should be in our church. Phil chose the same three you did.

Marriage takes work. It stretches every part of you. It's something you never give up on. It's amazing. That's all.

Kerri said...

p.s. - nice photo ; )

Ugo said...

Thanks Kerri and thanks Kerri (you the photographer).

aeriole said...

Well, as a single lady (and one who thinks she might be single forever) I'll say that marriage scares the crap out of me. But, I admire people who have enough faith that theirs will work out. And who can be completely vulnerable to someone... Sounds tough. Sorry, this wasn't any advice at all. IT was also really negative! Apologies, but its me, and you can know my thoughts..thats cool. :D