Some days relationships are incredibly easy. Everyone is getting along and in a calm state of mind putting out positive energy into the world. But there are days and moments when tension is high, and relationships are hard and messy. READ MORE
When Joshua and I first married, I entered our marriage like most, with certain expectations and thoughts on how our relationship would be. During our dating life we had many conversations about what we envisioned for our life together with little talk about our expectations. The few conversations we did have centered around larger expectations of our relationship such as faithfulness and children (I expected children whether biologically ours or adopted). We spent little time discussing the smaller, more day-to-day expectations for our relationship as if they were innate practices.