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The BEST Piece of Marriage Advice I've Ever Received

The BEST Piece of Marriage Advice I've Ever Received

Raise your hand if you’ve either already attended a wedding this summer or have the invite hanging on your fridge… 🙋‍♀️ 

If not an invitation to a summer wedding, then I’m willing to bet you’ve seen at least one summer proposal come across your Instagram feed. (Need a gift for the happy couple? Check out our Engagement and Anniversary Journals!)

There’s just something about summertime that means love is in the air — and for all of those newlyweds and newly engaged couples, I have a piece of advice that will be a game-changer for your marriage. 

While the classic “Don’t go to bed angry” recommendation holds value, I’m diving deeper into what would cause you to go to bed angry in the first place – conflict.

The best piece of marriage advice I’ve ever received is that when trying to resolve conflict, always remember that fights are rarely genuinely one-sided. Rather than focusing on what your partner did wrong, flip the script and focus on how you can take ownership. Even if it’s apologizing for your tone of voice or sassy remark during an argument – holding yourself accountable extends an olive branch to your partner and paves the way for reconciliation. 

When conflicts arise (and, trust me, they will!), it’s essential for you and your partner to focus on making amends, extend grace and move forward. The blissful honeymoon stage doesn’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean your marriage should be studded with conflict. I encourage you to bring this piece of advice up with your partner so that you’re on the same page whenever those conflicts arise. Remember — even in disagreement — you’re on the same team.

This piece of advice given to me years ago is one I will never forget and will continue to pass on. Marriage is a learning and growing experience, and after 13-years of marriage, I’m still learning things everyday.

To share my own advice and lessons learned, I LOVE to gift couples with our Words of Wisdom Journal. This journal is ready to be filled out with encouragement or advice for couples. If I’m throwing a wedding shower or need a thoughtful wedding or engagement gift, I’ll fill in a few pages and leave the rest blank for others to share their words of wisdom. The best part about this journal is that it can be cherished for generations to come.

If passing along words of wisdom isn’t your thing, consider gifting our Engagement and Anniversary Journals

The Engagement Journal is perfect for couples who, you guessed it, just got engaged. As they prepare to celebrate their upcoming wedding, this journal helps them capture all the moments that make that season so special. We all know how much of a whirlwind planning a wedding can be, and the Engagement Journal ensures all the beautiful details are saved for years to come. 

Our Anniversary Journal helps the newlyweds capture memories for all the years ahead. This journal is a personal favorite of mine because it starts with the details of how they met, then moves through dating, engagement, and an annual highlight to fill out on each anniversary! I’m getting sentimental just thinking about it! 🥺

Time is too precious and moves too quickly to NOT capture all the beautiful moments. So whether you’re gifting these journals or getting them for yourself, it’s the perfect way to cherish the happiest days forever. 



 

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