family life

How to Stay Friends with your Husband

My parents were married nearly 25 years before they divorced. As is almost always the case, there were many factors at play in their divorce, but I believe the biggest factor is that they’d grown apart. It’s normal for people to grow and change over the years, but it takes intentional effort to grow together.

Since then – as a woman who has been married, divorce, and remarried – I’ve learned many lessons the hard way. I’m thankful beyond words for God’s grace though my thick-headedness. For nearly a decade now, I’ve been married to a wonderful man who has learned his fair share of lessons the hard way as well.

Ken and Jamie at the beach

As we’ve navigated life and parenting in our blended family, adopted three more children, and struggled through times of stress and loss, we’ve come to realize this truth:

Friendship with your spouse is essential to a strong marriage!

–> Today I’m guest posting at Sheila Gregoire’s blog, To Love Honor and Vacuum; pop on over to read the rest of this post there!