I went to another Bridal Shower today. After a veritable drought over the last few years, my next batch of friends are getting married and so Bridal Showers, Hen’s Nights and Kitchen’s Teas regularly fill spots in my weekend calendar. Once again I was asked to offer the Bride some advise and fortunately I’ve gathered a bit of wisdom to share over the years so I enjoyed having my say. Along with my gems there were the standard pieces of advise:
- Never go to bed angry.
- Be quick to forgive.
- Always assume your sweetheart has your best interest at heart, even when you don’t understand.
- Communicate, communicate, communicate!
- Couples who pray together, stay together.
- Keep your spouse as your first priority (after God of course).
- Have fun together.
As I drove home I got to thinking about how, even though the wisdom past on at these events can be golden (if applied), for some couples patterns (good and bad) have already been set in the relationships by the time they reach the Bridal Shower day, so maybe the wisdom comes a bit late. This led me to ponder the beginning of relationships and if wisdom from others could make a bigger difference then.
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