Back in May, it was exactly a week since I had written my post about some honest things in my life. I was taking time away from being online to refocus and work on being a healthier me. As I considered blogging and my voice on this platform, over and over, marriage really tugged on my heart.
A month or so earlier I had shared on Facebook some thoughts about two 31 days series I wanted to do. One was about simple living and the other was about serving my husband. From those who commented, it was almost unanimous that readers wanted to hear about serving my husband.
Following that incident there have been a handful of conversations with people who are curious about our marriage and how we make it work. People tell us that our marriage is unique or is an encouragement to them and when I hear this I am so surprised. It is as if our marriage has been telling a story that I didn't even know we were telling.
With great humility and anxiousness I began to feel a tug on my heart to write about my marriage and more specifically, how I serve my husband. And then the next day we would get into an argument and I would think, who am I to give marriage advice? But that is the thing. We do not have a perfect marriage and we argue, disagree, act selfishly, and all those other things that everyone deals with in marriage. But that is what makes us relate-able. We can thrive in our marriage but still be human and have difficult seasons. And apparently that is a rare treasure and gift to have to be able to go through life together.
So as I write the next 31 days I do not desire to appear like we have it all together but instead that we work really hard to have the best marriage we could possibly have. And since I am the one writing this, more specifically, daily I have to put aside my own selfish desires and serve my husband to make this work.
Serve is kind of a scary word. I looked up the definition and the first thing it said was servant. There are so many negative things that come from putting the word servant + husband together, but my hope is to share that in serving your husband (and really anyone), it can bring much joy, peace, and purpose in the role of wife that can bless you beyond what you ever imagined.
I realize these posts will be a little different than my usual posting topics, but I hope it will be a place where we can encourage and inspire each other. I know there are a lot of amazing and wise women who hang around this place and I am looking forward to hearing and being blessed with what you have to share with ME! I hope you will stick around even if this topic is not your cup of tea. But I do want to share that I will be writing based on my own experience and by no means that the way we do marriage is the only way. It is one way and I hope that it can serve as an encouragement versus discouragement. That being said I look forward to sharing over the next 31 days my stories and heart for my marriage and husband.
I hope you will join me these next 31 days. See you tomorrow!
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