(Originally posted on awifelikeme.com — https://awifelikeme.com/what-i-promised-when-i-said-i-do/)
A few days ago, I had a young girl ask me if I ever get tired of my husband. I laughed and almost spewed coffee out of my mouth because OF COURSE I do.
She said she sees pictures of married couples that look like rainbows and butterflies all the time and it really intimidates her. It comforted her to know that my husband and I aren’t always staring longingly at each other over candlelight dinner or frolicking through the park. The reality of marriage calmed her anxious thoughts about the future. I could see the relief set in as she was assured she wasn’t the only human who isn’t perfect.
One thing I said to her that might not sound very romantic but holds so much truth is that sometimes I only stay in my marriage because I promised God I would.