We all have unrealistic expectations set on us by various forms of media. They don’t just affect the way we see ourselves or our bodies, they also affect our relationships.
Here is a list of some morally safe and fun ways to keep your marriage exciting. 🙂
Age gaps are controversial in relationships these days, and sometimes for good reason.
With age gaps, you run the risk of predatory behavior or tendencies to be abusive or controlling. Other, less nefarious baggage that can cause men to go after younger women is them not being able to find good women their own age, or having emotional trauma/damage.
My husband and I have an age gap in our relationship, he is older than me by a bit, for the last two reasons I stated (trouble with people our own age and emotional damage from past relationships). Neither of us ever felt our relationship was unusual, especially considering many family members and fellow church attendees had the same age gap that we did.
Perhaps for young people who have been indoctrinated to believe it is their God-given right to have an extended period of immaturity in order to experience “childhood” and party in their young years because “LOL YOLO” an age gap would be a problem, but my husband and I were both homeschooled. This meant we were raised without that expectation of extended adolescence, and also meant that we were well versed in interacting with people of all ages, treating people within a decade of our own age as if we could be best friends. There was no pressure to conform to people in our own “grade” or class, and that gave us the freedom to be open-minded when the time came for us to consider each other as potential partners.Continue Reading
My toddler, like most toddlers, loves music. He constantly wants something playing so that he can dance to it or read with some background noise. I play him a little bit of everything, usually off of Youtube or Spotify when we are at home (he has his own playlists).
When we are out and about in the car, I turn on the radio for him. He loves nearly everything, except Adelle’s “Hello”, that one makes him cry. It is both adorable and heartbreaking.
I’ve been less inclined to turn on the radio in the car recently and I’ve been very selective of what I listen to at home as well.Continue Reading