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Getting to know us: Some of our “firsts”

One of the #LoveBlog prompts I didn’t get finished on time was “Firsts.” I’m publishing the post based on that prompt today.

I’ve always been a big fan of quizzes and surveys, so I thought it would be fun to do this post survey style. Surprisingly enough, I couldn’t find a “firsts” survey on the internet, so I had to make my own!  I got inspiration from a quiz I found in the book  101 Quizzes for Couples (it just happened to be in the visible pages that Google shows in the preview) and went from there.

I got the husband involved in this one too. 😛  I figured that I’d written about him enough that any readers I have should have the opportunity to get to know him a little bit better too. Continue reading “Getting to know us: Some of our “firsts””

Taking advice with a grain of salt

Today’s #LoveBlog prompt is “advice.” I decided to talk about advice in general, rather than focus on relational or love advice. For a list of the month’s prompts, click here.

Generally speaking, I try to take most advice with a grain of salt–regardless of the topic, regardless of who is giving the advice. Obviously, there are some people’s advice I am more apt to lean heavily on. I trust my parents immensely. There are certain teachers that I highly respect. There are certain couples who have strong marriages. There are certain Christians whose strength of faith I admire.

But even among those, there are considerations to make. I don’t agree with my parents on everything. Not all good teachers teach the same way, and those teachers I admire may not have the same teaching style I do. Those strong marriages are between completely different people than me and my husband. Those Christians who I admire do not have the same strengths, weaknesses, and story that I do.

Continue reading “Taking advice with a grain of salt”

My Family in Christ

Family is more than your blood.

We’ve all heard that saying before, or something akin to it. Now, you’ve probably also heard that blood is thicker than water—it’s just one of the many sets of contradictory aphorisms out there. But I tend to lean on the side that family is more than blood.

The reason is because of my faith in God and Jesus Christ, and the experiences I have had bonding with other Christians.

They are my family. Continue reading “My Family in Christ”

Physical touch: We are THAT couple

When two people BOTH have “physical touch” as their top love language, things are bound to get obnoxious.

Bear with me here, I’m not going to get TMI on you.

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Physical touch is far more than just hugs and kisses and sex. (Yes, I said the “s word.”) I remember the first time I took the Love Languages quiz, I got physical touch and felt a bit awkward about it. A close group of friends of both genders were sharing their scores, and I, as a single person, was afraid that having physical touch as my highest scoring language would come off “the wrong way,” or that it was in some way inappropriate. But that doesn’t have to be the case at all. Continue reading “Physical touch: We are THAT couple”

Romantic comedy or “the little things” — Which do you want in your relationship?

I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies. Occasionally they are fun, but I’ve just never been a hopeless romantic.

One of the reasons why I think I have a distaste for rom-coms is just simply because they aren’t realistic. Sure, romance exists. Sweeping efforts to show love and over-the-top actions to woo DO happen in real-life relationships….at times. But in rom-coms, that’s the end of the story. In a real relationship, it’s not.

So where do real relationships go when the over-the-top ends?

The little things. Continue reading “Romantic comedy or “the little things” — Which do you want in your relationship?”

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