Finally, we are all set!
This blog should have been about 6 months old today as the plan was to launch on my wedding night. It had been a vision for a couple of years, and I knew I wanted to start it after I got married. While there are many astounding exceptions, I have always preferred that people speak, teach, or counsel on issues where they’ve had some reasonable experience – again, there are many astounding exceptions.
I wanted to see myself be a wife, mother, an employee or entrepreneur, a Christian, a daughter and daughter-in-law, a friend, and sister, and understand the extent of responsibility and pressure of playing these different roles simultaneously every single day of the rest of my life, to observe my responses and reactions, how I am dealing, growing, and sometimes stumbling.
We all really desire for the world to perceive us as happy and perfectly fine, so we post lovely pictures of our beautiful moments and go quiet when we’re hitting rocks
Sharing personal marital experiences isn’t very common. We all really desire for the world to perceive us as happy and perfectly fine, so we post lovely pictures of our beautiful moments and go quiet when we’re hitting rocks. By the 6th of September I’ll be married 6 months already, and I kid you not, my husband and I have had moments we don’t want to relive for the rest of our lives together. We’ve struggled over certain minute issues because we felt they were just unique to us, but no they are not! We can demystify some of these unnecessary complications, if only we understand that – “the temptations in our life (marriage) are no different from what others experience (in their marriage) …” 1Corinthians 3:10 NLT
Maybe they come dressed in different attires, but when your strip them down, I mean all the way down, you’ll realize the problems and challenges we face in our marriages, with in-laws, at work, and life generally are not very much different from one person to the other. If our challenges are similar, it means some people have figured out how to manage them, triumph and thrive over them, and come out blooming beautifully. Getting wrong counsel or staying quiet about what you’re going though, could be the difference between blooming and caving in.
I’ll share the good, the beautiful and the ugly stuff – my experiences
Here, I’ll share the good, the beautiful and the ugly stuff – my experiences, and with permission, the experience of other people. I also hope that as you read you will contribute by leaving helpful comments, questions, and prayers for this community.
I should note that one of my fears, which also contributed to the delay in getting this blog started was my panic that readers may pay more attention to personal issues shared rather than the lessons and insights drawn from them. Surely, you know I have conquered that worry and I can only hope that we pay attention to the right things and also let ourselves get vulnerable enough to share our own experiences and truths on this platform. You can do that in the comment section anonymously or with your full/broad chest (looool!).
Welcome again to blooming with FK!