I love marriage! I love the institution of marriage, I love being married, and I love encouraging marriages. This shows not just on 21 Flavors of Splendor, but in my everyday life. So quite often I get asked questions about marriage and relationships. Both by those who are married and those not yet married. A recent conversation I had with one of my best friends, who was also my maid of honor, sparked this month’s flavor of the month, Before the Ring.
We have been friends for the last 16 years and she has known me before I knew Eric, my hubby. So to say we have seen each other grow and change over the years is an understatement. I value our friendship because despite the years that have gone by, the miles that separate us, and the changes that we’ve endured, we remained friends that speak truth, light, and love always. Because she’s not married yet ?, she allows me to see that I am not just a wife and mother. While I give her a real worldview into the life of a wife and mother. Life is not easy regardless of the path you are on and having those girlfriends who are there by your side through it all is so important.
During our conversation, she told me that although here on the blog I speak a lot directly to wives, I am also speaking to women who either want to be wives or are planning to get married. So if you happen to be one of those ladies or know someone who is, this month is especially for you.
There is so much knowledge and wisdom we gain from those who are where we want to be or have gone places we want to go. I could not imagine what my marriage would be like if we had not had or have other Godly wives and married couples pour into our marriage. Yet even with that, there are still many things I wish I would have known, asked, or done before Eric and I even got engaged.
Before the Ring
So this flavor of the month, Before the Ring, is about those things. We will talk about questions you should ask yourself and your potential future husband. We will talk about things you should be looking for in yourself and your potential future husband. While also seeing that there are still some questions and things all of us already married ladies may need to look for or ask. Are you with me!
In the comments I’d love to know:
For the unmarried ladies, what’s one thing you need to know before considering getting married?
For my married ladies, what’s one thing you wish you know or had asked before getting married?