8 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Marriage

Photo by: Beth Anne Ballance
There will be phases
Some are amazing, wonderful phases that make your toes tingle. Other phases make you cry and stomp your feet at how awful it is. But they are phases ... more 
Photo by: Beth Anne Ballance
There will be phases
Some are amazing, wonderful phases that make your toes tingle. Other phases make you cry and stomp your feet at how awful it is. But they are phases and they will pass.

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Six years ago this week, my husband and I met at the end of an aisle and said "I do." I just love looking back on that day and I am so thankful for the life we've built together so far. It hasn't always been easy - we've had job loss and miscarriage and mental health issues - but the good far outweighs the bad.



Kind of like raising a toddler, there are storms and trials and phases that aren't fun, but the end result is a love unlike no other and a life full of adventure. While parenting is always a stress on marriage between discipline and exhaustion and being pulled in a million directions, it can also teach more about marriage and sacrifice than any marriage workshop.



Read on for the top 8 lessons that being a momma has taught me about being a wife!



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