Celebrating My 6th Wedding Anniversary: What I've Learned About Being Happy in Marriage
By Aesha Adams-Roberts
Yesterday my husband and I celebrated 6 wonderful years of marriage. Six years ago, I joined hands with the man of my dreams and vowed to love him forever! It was one of the best days of my life; I say "one of" because there have been so many other "best days" since we've gotten married.
In honor of our anniversary, I'd like to take a walk down memory lane and share some reflections about being happy in marriage.
"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." -Sam Keen
When I was dating, I struggled to be the "perfect woman" thinking that would solve my dating problems. It wasn't until I experienced my husband's love for me–flaws and all–that I understood that love is not about being the perfect person or finding the perfect person, but by loving fully and perfectly.
"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." -Ruth Bell Graham
Forgiveness is essential to happiness in a marriage. It isn't always easy to forgive and ask for forgiveness. But getting good at forgiveness–for big things and little things–keeps bitterness away and opens the door to happiness.