I’m doing a three part marriage series on the Allume blog beginning today!
I’d love for you to join me over there this morning.
We’d been married for half a year already when my new husband told me some things: some very important things about his own past that hadn’t been shared yet. Six months in and on a dark mountain road on the way up to a church retreat he began to talk.
It wasn’t as if he had been keeping these things from me, it was just that we hadn’t “gone there” yet. And we talked for an hour, alone, trying to make it safely up the winding road.
It was honest and it was very, very good.
We all know that marriage is supposed to be a place of intimacy and beautiful give and take in a place of extreme honesty. We know that marriage thrives the best when we can be 100% open and vulnerable with our spouses. And we know that the best relationships are built on the trustworthiness and integrity that this kind of openness involves.
Maybe we start out that way, whether it’s before the I do’s or a little while afterward when we feel the vulnerability easy before us like a dark, safe car with only your new spouse. We open up our “suitcases” on the floor of the metaphorical bedrooms and invite our spouses to peek…
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