Real Marriages

A Real Marriage: Sarah & Ed

I was blessed to have Ed walk into my life in 1998, when we were both just kids really. He caught my eye and as I later found out, we were actually both *stalking* each other at the time. I would ‘stop by’ where he worked and he would do the same…pretending we were there […]

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A Real Marriage: Janelle & Oscar

(Photo credit: Christy D. Swanberg Photography) I met Oscar over 5 years ago when I was living in La Paz, Bolivia volunteering with a Canadian non-profit organization. He was very shy at first so I asked him to help me improve my Spanish and it worked! We were inseparable for the remaining month of my […]

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A Real Marriage: Anna & Evan

When we were married we had no idea how quickly our selfishness would seek to assert itself. When this started to happen it was easy to think we might have chosen the wrong person, or that we should have stayed single. Our marriage put a huge mirror in front of each of us and then proceeded to reflect back […]

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A Real Marriage: Alexis & Redge

Marriage is a team effort.  It’s you and your spouse together against this crazy world of pressures and changes. It’s not ‘you against me’, because the two of you are an ‘us’.  What happens to one of you, happens to both of you.  Remember that your spouse is your best friend and advocate, not your […]

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A Real Marriage: Carolyn & Russel

Respect each other’s strengths and accept each other’s weaknesses. In the years that my husband and I have been married I have often had to remind myself of this idea. When I met my husband twenty-eight years ago, I immediately found myself attracted to this fun- loving, life-of-the-party person. I fell in love with his […]