It is with so much joy that I introduce today’s Sweet Tea Sunday couple…not that they need introduction! Emily and John are one of the most genuine, sincere, intentional couples I know, and I have been doing my best to soak in as much wisdom from them as I can during my own engagement. All of us at Southern Weddings are inspired time and time again by how natural and evident their love and friendship is. Emily and John’s second wedding anniversary is coming up tomorrow, and I would love your help congratulating them on two beautiful years of marriage. Here’s to many more, E + J!
You know that saying, find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life? Well, we like to switch it up a bit: marry your best friend, and you’ll never work a day in your marriage. That, of course, is not entirely true — even the best marriages have harder days and easier days — but if you truly LIKE your partner, and love spending time with him or her more than anyone else, everything else seems to fall into place. Or, at least, that’s been our experience! Other tips that have served us well throughout our eight years together: forgive again and again, and don’t hold a grudge (easier said than done). Put your partner before yourself in small things — it will help to have that muscle in shape when bigger things come around. Take great joy in surprising and delighting him or her. Always speak well to others about your spouse, and about marriage in general. Stay humble. And finally, because it’s one of the main causes of divorce and marital issues, get your financial house in order. If finances are simply not a cause of stress, you’ll have a huge leg up on life together.