It is easy for Lindsey and me to get wrapped up in our newlywed paradise. We have troubles and disagreements like any married couple, and even though we have dealt with some tough things so far, we’re still quite happily stuck in newly-wedded bliss. Because of this it is easy, maybe even inevitable, that we are often blind to the troubles around us.
But every once and a while reality breaks through. When friends and family struggle with broken and hurting marriages, disease or suffering in their families, and a whole host of silent afflictions, it affects us deeply. We think about them, pray for them, and cry for them. There is a whole world out there full of broken and hurting people, and we kid ourselves when we think we are somehow not two of them. Our marriage has been the strongest when we both recognize and admit that we are broken ourselves, and have no standing to boast in ourselves.
One of the reasons we have this blog is to share our lives with you, our friends and family, along with our other readers. Our hope and prayer for this site has always been that through our own imperfect and novice attempts at marriage that our readers might gain some small insight into their own relationships and benefit from it. But we can’t fix anything ourselves, we’re broken and need help too.
So, for all of our friends, family a readers out there who are going through tough times and trials, please know that we love you, we are praying for you, and that we hope you know the abiding love of our Savior.