Friendship, Marriage, and Roller Coasters

  1. Shahzad says:

    Nancy, your post beautifully emphasizes the importance of friendship in marriage. Your tips on nurturing this friendship through conversation, shared activities, and common goals are invaluable. Taking time for one another is key to a lasting and fulfilling marriage. Thanks for sharing this wisdom.

  2. Maria says:

    This is awesome! So needed to read this today. Love the part at the end, make the time now- not when baby is weaned, or jobs are less stressful or basement is remodeled, all THREE way to close to real life!! ah!!! Y’all make roller coasters look fun!!

  3. Laura says:

    I had to chuckle at your intro because we were JUST at Kennywood last week (but not on a date). We didn’t get to ride the sky rocket because we got rained out… but maybe it was for the better 😉

    Kennywood aside, thanks for the thoughts. Things I know, but still need reminded of even after 10 years…

  4. Lindsey says:

    Thank you for writing this, Nancy! It’s such an important topic for married couples, and for people intending to marry.
    My husband and I were best friends from the start, as we started dating in high school and got married right out of college. And my husband has always told me from the beginning about the need for us to have a “shared vision” for our life together. The hardest part for us now, knee-deep in little kids and his stresses of work, is TIME… finding quality time together. The whole “date your spouse” thing is so hard to do during this time of life. But like you said, make sacrifices for it and it will all be worth it. Thank you for the reminder!!

    • Yes, I used to think that the “date your spouse” term was really lame before I got married. But now I see how vital it is! It was a surprise to me that friendship doesn’t just happen. And how wonderful that your husband knew from the beginning about the need for a shared vision. That is something my husband and I have learned along the way…and are still learning!

  5. Fiona Carolan (Wollongong Australia) says:

    Nancy, Your words are very true. My husband and I are almost 20 years married and we have to work at the friendship all the time still but the rewards pay off for us and our kids!
    Thank you for your blog

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