Being a Husband in the Good and the Bad

A Husband In Good Times and in Bad

This week I wrote a post that is more personal than I normally get over at Austin CNM. I reflected on the difficulties and struggles of trying to live a faithful life as a husband and the honest struggles that happen in the journey. Marriage is very misunderstood these days, and I pray that I can share some of the difficult lessons I’ve learned the past few years.

I remember how excited I was to get married. I remember how I felt like there was nothing else in the world that could make me happier than to spend the rest of my life with my wife. There is a passion and energy that is so unforgettable about those times.

Now that a few years have passed, there’s a depth and richness to our love that can only come with time. Although, if I’m being completely honest, there are many times that this love doesn’t feel nearly as exciting as that love felt when it was new. This is where it can become so tempting to become convinced that it’s not as good as it was before.

Marriage is not an end, and unlike many fairy tales, it is not a happily ever after. Marriage isn’t happiness, but happiness can come from living out marriage for a purpose beyond itself. From personal experience, I know how easy it is to feel like the relationship is broken when you stop trying and working at love. It takes constant reminders that love goes beyond ever-changing emotions.

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