3 Ways to Stay Grounded in Your Marriage {even when it feels like a roller coaster!}

3 ways to stay grounded in your marriage {even when it feels like a roller coaster}

Twenty years ago, Scott and I spent our honeymoon in Orlando. We wandered through the stores on Main Street at Magic Kingdom where we bought a personalized ornament we still hang every year on our Christmas tree. I snapped a photo of Scott with Doc’s DeLorean from Back to the Future while we were at Universal. And we stood in the long line more than once for the Tower of Terror at Disney’s MGM (now Hollywood) Studios.

Can I admit now, twenty years later, I never would have gotten on the ride the first time much less the subsequent times except I didn’t want Scott to think I was a scaredy cat? Of course, by now he knows that secret.

For those who are unfamiliar with this ride, it’s a Twilight Zone-themed journey through an old hotel. After buckling into an old elevator, you are dropped multiple times. It’s equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. And I rode it again several years later when we were back in Orlando with friends on vacation.

Marriage can be like an amusement park ride. 3 ways to stay grounded - even when it feels like a roller coaster.

Marriage can be a lot like that ride — unexpected, thrilling, and scary.

There are drops and surprises and adventures we could never predict when we first meet that “one my soul loves” {Song of Solomon 3:4}. Over the past twenty years, Scott and I have experienced many challenges and heartbreaks but also countless joys and celebrations. We’ve learned life is made of seasons and God is faithful in each one {Ecclesiastes 3:1}.

We laughed about some of our more amusing adventures during a quick anniversary trip a couple of weeks ago. We reminisced about the darkest days we’ve faced — the unexpected death of Scott’s dad and our own years of infertility. We talked about how the years have flown and dreamed about what will come in the next twenty years.

We discussed what we’ve done well and some areas where we could work harder. All in all, we realized, the years have make us more alike, more connected, more secure in our love, and more committed to our marriage. It hasn’t been easy — but the best things in life rarely are. As we talked, I realized there are several specific choices we’ve made to help us stay grounded in our marriage even in when the world was spinning crazy around us.


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Riding the Roller Coaster of Marriage: 4 Ways to Stay Grounded || Teri Lynne Underwood for Dayspring.com

This post is sponsored by Dayspring as part of their marriage series. Opinions and ideas are my own.

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