Discovering Individuality in Marriage

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Marriage is centered around concepts of unity, harmony, and oneness. Together two individuals become one and pursuit a life together. After a mere five months of marriage, I am no expert but I have learned a thing or two.

Our pastor ingrained in our hearts that marriage does not complete two lesser people, rather it brings together two already whole individuals into a unified team. Before marriage neither Jake nor I were lacking or incomplete. We both bring gifts, skills, and passions of our own to this relationship and share them with one another.

Often in our romance seeking culture, marriage is placed on a pedestal and viewed as an ultimate goal in life. Our idea of marriage jumps to couples doing everything together, giving sweet gestures of endless love despite conflict, and partaking in effortless sex. Sweet friends, we must remember a part from our relationship status, each one of us has individual gifts that make us unique and distinct.

Being married does not diminish my love for people, staying organized, or blogging just as Jake still lives a laid back life enjoying video games and family time with his parents. Within marriage it is vital to discover individuality and create healthy spaces to act on our separate passions. Spending time apart and each doing what we love strengthens our relationship and time together. Don't be afraid to pursuit your dreams and live out your passions, you are a unique individual that shares life with another unique individual. Let that be a beautiful union!

What passions do you have as an individual?
How do you bring these to relationships?

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