FamilyLife received significant response from the article: 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Married we posted on facebook. As a result, we’re expanding on Sheryl Paul’s points. July has so many weddings, making it perfect timing to share this July series with newlyweds! And, since we all benefit from the basics. . . they apply to non-newlyweds too!

Here’s a sneak peek at our topics coming throughout July:

On to the first thing nobody tells you: “Marriage doesn’t complete you.”
bigstock-difference-gender-45359449-600x400Sharol Josephson, our national director here at FamilyLife Canada,  says, ”Early in their life together, couples bump into their differences and don’t have the will or the tools to navigate through.” Check out her article on July 10 to find out what Sharol refers to as “our biggest problem”. Her perspective is truly practical and very helpful in, We’re So Different!

My-Wife-Isnt-The-One_711x400Dr. Bill Strom’s perspective is intriguing as he shares, I Don’t Think My Wife is “The One”. Dr. Strom shares his thoughts on Lady Luck, myths and harmful patterns. “But I am no longer convinced that our marriage is strong because Shelaine is perfect for me, or that I am ideal for her.” July 17 will bring this post your way, you won’t want to miss his candid, practical piece.

According to Sheryl Paul, the second thing nobody tells you: “You won’t always feel attracted to your partner.”

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Shelli Proffitt Howells’ candid response about attraction may make you chuckle, and will definitely leave you with a practical perspective. Set a reminder for July 13th when we post some thoughts and a link to her piece.
That covers Sheryl Paul’s first two points, stay tuned for more as we expand on her  10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Married. And here is our July Bonus. 

bigstock-Book-and-sunglasses-on-the-bea-79854904-600x400BONUS: We are sharing our staff summer reading list, since sunshine and warmth often beg for a book. Our director Neil Josephson asked our FamilyLife team, “What are you reading to nourish your souls and further your marriage education?” Check out  What We Are Reading: 9 Titles.

Just in case you missed it.

Being In Love Isn't EnoughIn case you missed the article we published July 6, our readers have really liked it! So check it out why Being in Love Isn’t Enough. Let us know your thoughts on facebook.

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Written by Ella Weck

Ella holds an MA in Counselling Psychology. She married Darcy in 1989, they have three children. She is currently enjoying parenting young adults. Ella loves to read, learn, roller-blade, play board games and socialize.