This is the week most people will be thinking more and more about love, how they love, and their love life. This is a tough time for some and a joyous times for others. The way we love and how we love is designed from the day we are born. As a husband or wife, it is so important that we understand why we love the way we do and how important it is to love SELF first to be able to love our spouse.
Life Series: From Designing Love to Dating Spouse
Caroll Atkins author of the “lovestyle” blog LoveDesignLife and Pamela King, co-author of the blog Still Dating My Spouse, have come together to pose deep, thought provoking topics to help you uncover areas in your life that may need attention in order to help free you mentally and emotionally so you can be available to experience that love you so deserve. Throughout this series, Caroll will share thoughts from the single point of view and Pamela will share thoughts from the married point of view.
LoveDesignLife: Who can disagree that to really enjoy life, one must be available to give and yes get really good love? Well, someone who has not found that really good love, that’s who! Another Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and some of you may be wondering, “when will I get that relationship that makes this day a treat to experience instead of a day to dread. “ After all, it is not that you don’t truly believe this, it may just be that you truly don’t know how to get it.
Still Dating My Spouse: The common saying about marriage is “You are one. You and your spouse should be on the same page.” Well that is so true but it’s hard to be on the same page with someone when you don’t know what page you are on as an individual. February is the month of love and much attention is given to marriages and committed individuals; however, for a relationship to have “true” love, the INDIVIDUALS must know how to love themselves to give love and accept love. Just how can an INDIVIDUAL that is expected to bond with their spouse as one, truly love & accept love in life, marriage, and for self?
Well, this weeklong series is meant just for you!
No matter where you are in your journey of living an authentic life, be it that you are trying to know who you truly are and what you were meant to be or if you are further along and know that part of what you are meant to be is a loving mother and wife, this blog series will help to focus you and give you some great guidelines to help get you to your final destination. I encourage you to stick with us all week to see just what we have in store for you. And, if you feel this may help someone else, please do forward them the link.
About the writers:
The lovestyle blog LoveDesignLife, is all about living an authentic life. With a plethora of articles on topics such as learning how to eliminate fears, lies, beliefs, expectations and jealousies and increasing communication, acceptance, willingness to be wrong, and a willingness to be vulnerable, it brings one front and center with their most challenging issues. With solid, no nonsense advice, real life experiences from the writer, and stories of other’s success and failures, this blog goes a long way to helping one realize they are not alone in their struggle and what’s more a loving relationship is within their grasp. You may follow Caroll at LoveDesignLife.
Still Dating My Spouse is a relationship blog all about connection, commitment, and consistency. The topics are relevant, relatable, and realistic which offers the reader information that can be applied as a couple but most importantly as an individual. Marriage is comprised of two individuals that work as one. Pamela and her husband strive to bring tough and challenging topics related to marriage to the forefront that many individuals and marriages face. Marriage is unique but the challenges of marriages are not. Marriage takes a genuine effort on an individual level.
As husbands and wives, it is so important for us to understand exactly why we love the way we do. I am participating in this series to help us horn in on loving ourselves enough to love others Love is such a beautiful emotion and once we truly embrace the love God has instilled in us for our marriage & self, our overall life will benefit.
So I want to invite you to follow this series this week and participate in the Twitter chat on Thursday, February 13 at 9pmEST/8pmCST. Follow #designLove for more details.