Last night I learned something pretty huge.
For the past few weeks, Tuesday nights has meant premarital counseling. Ben and I have been so excited to learn and dive into tons of knowledge about how to love and respect each other as Christ commands, to gain practical application, and just to hang out with an awesome older couple.
We have been so blessed to be matched with an incredible couple, through our church in College Station. It has been awesome to see that someone would want to take the time to sit down with us and just share. We have already learned so much, big and small from our mentor couple.
During our meeting last night, our mentor couple shared how they handle a particular household chore, and our jaws dropped. Without going into detail, their way goes against what pretty much every "awesome Christian couple" we know does.
CAN I JUST SAY HOW INSTANTLY REFRESHED WE WERE?
I realized a lot in that moment. A lot of times we take cultural things and try to make them biblical. The Mrs of our mentor couple was quick to point out that the bible says nothing about the thing they were referencing, and she emphasized how it is most important that we figure out what will manage conflict and work the best for US. Not for everyone we know, but for US.
Now, this has probably been boring thus far, because I'm not telling you what I'm talking about. If you're a newlywed or headed that way, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I'd love to share with you in an appropriate place. :)
I think I needed to see this truth modeled for several different areas of my life. I've reached a point of being pretty burnt out with school. I just am. I don't want to complete little assignments all day long. I want to spend time with my beloved and craft and plan our wedding/future home and enjoy precious time with so many dear friends who soon I will not be able to see daily. I DO NOT want to be spending my day responding to e-learning discussions. This has just made me really sassy about the transition that is about to take place in May: graduation. Ben and I have the whole world in front of us. We do not have to jump into the grind of trying to find the best paying jobs and compete with others and blah blah blah. I'm really over that.
It was just really happy to learn that what's important is doing what works for us. This was pretty big for two little almost newlyweds.
Note: I don't know why I included these random pictures of us enjoying farm activities. I'm homesick for the country. Never thought that would happen! XO