Friday, August 20, 2010

Marriage Meme from Tricia Boyer's Blog

From Tricia Goyer's blog (which means I'm not giving away anything, you have to link though to her)

"Copy this meme and paste it into a post on your blog. (With your own answers!)  Link back to this post, {} Then leave a comment here or use the Linky tool to link your blog to this post, so I know you're participating and I can pop over and read your meme. Don't forget to tag your friends with this also. And - if you're not a blogger, that's okay too - just answer the meme in the comment section and be sure to leave your email address.

On Thursday the 27th I'll choose 5 winners who will receive a copy of Generation NeXt Marriage and Generation NeXt Parenting. "

  • How did you meet your husband?Technically? Gym class, freshman year, August 1990. Not technically, Marion Count Fairgrounds, a few days before school started, August 1990. We played cat and mouse at the carnival most of an evening. He was there with his buddy who I had met earlier in the summer at the pool.
  • What did you first notice about him?Hmmmm, tall and handsome. I was 14 and pretty shallow. :)
  • How long have you been married?14.25 years
  • Share something you discovered about him after you were married that surprised you?He wants to play violin.
  • What do you argue about the most? priorities and expectations--the little daily ones, mostly, but sometimes we'll have a blowout over a big one and we wonder "where did THAT come from after all this time?".
  • What quality in him do you admire most? tenacity
  • What is the hardest part about being married? being nice and respectful full time
  • What’s the best part about being married?knowing that when I'm not nice and respectful, he'll still be there. Shoot, I get to spend every day with my best friend. Even when we're being bratty to each other, it's better than hanging out with some superficial friend talking about hair.
  • What has changed the most about you since you've been married? I don't fight after 11. 99.9% of the time, fights that begin after 11 aren't really issues in the morning. I just go to bed. Not angry, mind you. Irritated maybe. We have an agreement about this and it works for us. I plead "It's too late to argue. I'm just tired." and he generally agrees.
  • What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to other wives about creating a happy marriage?Figure out the things most important to him and do you darndest to support those things. Whether it be chasing dreams or a vacuumed living room floor. If you take care of the biggies, the little things slide right by. (Believe it or not, the vacuumed living room floor CAN be a biggie.)
  • What's the one piece of advice you'd give to your children about creating a happy marriage? Pick the right spouse. Pick your best friend. Make sure they share your values and beliefs. If you hold the same core beliefs, the rest will work out--with a bit of work.
Have fun!

1 comment:

Tricia Goyer said...

It was fun reading your answers!