Day 1 :: What to Expect from this Series

Welcome to the first day of our 31 Days Series! Can you believe it is already October 1?!!?!? crazy!

The title of this series is 31 Days of Building Your Marriage. Let’s take this first day to talk about what you can expect:

1. Advice from “Seasoned” Couples

    • This is an important one. I’m going into my 4th year of marriage. While I have definitely learned a lot in these years, I am not an expert. So I’ve enlisted advice from others who have been married much longer … I like to use the word “seasoned” because I think it is friendlier than “older.” 🙂
2. Practical Suggestions
    • Perhaps I need to define what I mean by practical?
adapted or designed for actual use; useful: practical instructions
I love practical advice. One of the things that makes me love a book is when they tell me how to do something right now. Throughout this series I will do my best to share both the “whys” and “hows” of building your marriage.
3. Slightly Marriage Dominated Blog
    • I suppose this goes without saying…but I wanted to mention it anyway so nobody is taken by surprise. Since this is a 31 day series, that means I am attempting to go nuts write a post on marriage every. single. day. during the month of October.
    • I would love to keep my other posts (crafts, decor, recipes, etc.) going at the same time, but I’m not going to promise anything. Why? Well, I also happen to be 35 weeks pregnant. And even though my due date isn’t until November 5, I am kinda hopin’ this little guy comes early. But my little girl was late, so…my hopes aren’t too high on this one (um…yeah right. who am I kidding? bring on the hot sauce, squats, & pineapple cores!!! ;)). All that to say…I have a life other than blogging and if my baby is born you may think I have dropped off the face of the earth due to the lack of post-age. Never fear – I am still here.
4. Imperfection
    • Wait – did I just say that? Yes. Why, yes I did. You can expect imperfection from this series because I am imperfect. Therefore, everything I write will have some of that imperfection in it. Just thought I should mention that before we keep going and you get the idea I’m some sort of best-selling author or something. Because I’m sure you would get that impression from my writing. 😉
Last, but not least, there’s one thing you should not expect from this series. Please note that I entitled it
“31 Days of Building Your Marriage”
rather than
“31 Days to Building Your Marriage.”
The reasoning behind this: Marriage building is not a 31 day process; it’s a lifetime process.
There is no secret “go on a date every night” formula to the perfect marriage. There is, however, sound advice about how you (and I!) can have an awesome {albeit imperfect} marriage.
So…let’s get started on our journey! I have been learning so much through studying this topic and I know you will too.

Get prepared for a blessing!

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  1. Stacey says:

    I’m nearly 20 years into this and have recently found myself in a slump. I’m looking forward to this series!!

  2. Julie says:

    Wow! Congratulations to your family. I am 34 1/2 weeks pregnant – due Nov 10. Can’t wait to see pics of your love bundle. Looking forward to your blog this month.

  3. Christa says:

    Awesome, Stacey! It’s funny – I think slumps come and go no matter how short or long you’ve been married. I know my hubby and I have had them too. Looking forward to learning together!

  4. Tys says:

    Can’t wait to read this. We just added our third child in less than 5 years this summer. My husband just told me last week he isn’t happy 🙁 So I’m looking forward to reading your 31 days!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    So glad I caught this close to the beginning! I’m REALLY enjoying this Christa – thanks for taking the plunge and posting something every day. Praying for you as you get closer and closer to your due date! Can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family – woohooo! 🙂

  6. Alicia says:

    I am looking forward to this. I know I need this right now. We have been married for 8 years and four kids later and life, well we always need refreshers and reminders! Oh, and for your sake I hope your little bundle comes early too!

  7. Christa says:

    Thanks, Alicia! Actually, this post is from last year, so I can tell you whether or not he came early! 😉 He was right on his due date. Now often does THAT happen?!?!?! ha!

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