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From the Inside, Out

Marriage is an incredible blessing. It’s one of those mysterious, life-altering realities that is so massively significant that it’s tough to really know what’s happening until it’s happening. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t prepare (and prepare really thoroughly) for marriage. In fact, my brother and sister-in-law write really great stuff on that topic, which everyone should read at A Home Firmly Planted.

It’s just that no level of preparation can mentally get you to a place where you can even comprehend loving someone so deeply – until you’re there. And no level of preparation can emotionally prepare you for the sacrifices and the joys that you’ll experience because of, with, and for your spouse – until you’re there.

And then there is this other, equally incredible relationship between parent and child. It is just as much a gift and just as difficult to truly prepare for. Continue reading