I think it's great!!! It gives you a chance to:
*Promote a healthy marriage.
*Recall some of your most fond memories with your spouse.
*Brag about your spouse.
*Build up your spouse.
*Talk highly about your marriage.
*Reminisce a little.
I love seeing everyone's posts and the memories that they are choosing to share. I love that it highlights marriage! It highlights people talking highly about their spouse and their marriage. There is so much negativity right now in the world and among people, I feel like this is something worth getting on Facebook for!
As I was doing this "challenge", a couple things caught my attention. I noticed some people saying that they didn't have time for this. I know we are all busy, I know we have a million things going on, and I know Facebook is not/should not be the focus of our day. BUT, your spouse is worth it! I'd say you don't have the time not to! I know it's hard to commit to something for 7 days, but honestly, it's only 7 days! And who cares if you forget a day...give yourself a little grace. Just pick it back up the day after you forgot!
I also realize marriage is not always smiles and sunsets, but your marriage IS worth talking highly of! I will always remember this quote from the movie Just Married - "You never see the hard days in a photo album, but those are the ones that get you from one happy snap shot to the next." Some might say that these photos and this challenge are portraying a false picture of what marriage is. I disagree. Social media can do that, but I also think the pictures people share are genuine to how they feel in that moment. I think we can all agree that no one has it all figured out. I post things because I want to highlight the great things going on in life and because I love my family and want to share. When I'm going through struggles or hard times, I have a close group of friends/family that I talk to and choose to share this information with because I know they will give me sound advice. There is never a right time to bash your spouse, there is a right time to talk to someone about struggles or hard times for the sake of growing! I don't want to air my dirty laundry to the world and get the worlds opinion, because most worldly advice is not healthy or what is truly best for my marriage. So, I choose to post the happy times!
All of this to say...I was challenged to promote marriage and I did it! Trevor and I don't have it all figured out, but we do have a marriage built on a solid foundation, so I am confident that we can tackle anything together! And that is worth sharing!
Here are the seven photos I chose and why...
|This was the start of it all! This was taken April 17th, 2010...the day that Trevor got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.|
I have loved reading everyone's posts on this! What a way to promote marriage and add some positivity on Facebook! Now my challenge is for you to not only post on Facebook these great memories, but talk to your spouse about them and why you chose those photos and those memories to share!