1Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Welcome all you married, non-married, and engaged people to our newest addition to Jayson Mullen Design & Photography – our Marriage blog! From now on, every week or two weeks, we will be putting up a blog where we talk about all things marriage. Amanda and I are really trying to put ourselves out there so we can get to the nitty gritty parts of marriage. We want to talk about the hard stuff. We want to challenge you to make your marriage better! We are so excited to be doing this new thing here at Jayson Mullen Design & Photography! We love photography and we love weddings, but we really love marriage and we love to build relationships. So lately Amanda and I have had this huge push towards this part of our blog. A push to share who we are, why we are who we are and how we have come to this. Through this, God is already growing and strengthening our marriage. We really feel that the good Lord is leading us in this direction and we are willing to follow him in the hopes that He can reach the people who need reachin’. So please follow us, as we follow him… get it? Follow, like follow the blog… and follow the Lord… and… it’s punny!
This is no way a forum for us to pretend how perfect we are, or how perfect our marriage is… I mean it IS pretty awesome though, right Budden? She just elbowed me in the ribs! In fact, if anything, this is a forum for us to show our weakness and our vulnerability in an effort to not only improve your marriage, but to improve our own. We should be constantly improving ourselves for our spouse. Marriage is really kind of against the grain of human nature if you think about it. Selfishness is our nature as humans. It is the root of a lot of problems. A lot of marriages end because of selfishness. Not because of money, but because it was “MY money.” Not because he didn’t listen, but because “he didn’t listen to YOU.” Marriage is really a work in progress until you die… and that progress is breaking down the “you” and getting to “we”. The bible says, in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” We are charged to love our wives as Christ loved the church… well He died for the church. You have to be willing to do that EVERY DAY for your spouse. Now this charges men, but I say it applies to both husbands and wives. Die to yourself, for you spouse… every day. It’s what God would want of you. I only know this because He said so.
This blog isn’t for anyone in particular… Married for 5 years, married for 40 years, engaged to be married, or single and looking for some advice because some day… This is for anyone who wants to listen to our stories and be challenged to make their marriage or personal relationships better. If you have any type of prayer requests, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love you guys!
J & A