February 16, 2010


Posted by Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... at 12:47 PM

My name is Lauren (H.).  I'm definitely not a marriage pro, but I'm excited to get some dialogue going on marriage over here and I'm so glad that Krysten decided to start this blog.  Such a good idea.  She's a genius, no?

So, before I get into anything, I thought I'd give you a brief run-down of my relationship with my husband Craig....how we got together, etc., etc....

We met in the 4th grade.  Didn't like each other.  At all.  Through forced time spent together with our families on snowboarding trips we started dating my senior year of high school.  We dated for five years and then got engaged.  Got married in December of 2006, so we just celebrated our 2 year anniversary.  If you've been doing the math on this that's about eight years that we've been together.

I'll also tell  you something that is very important to know in order for you to understand where I'm coming from when I talk about some of my early marriage experiences.....

Craig and I were virgins when we got married.  This is something I'm proud of.  Not something I'm pious about, and not something I generally broadcast to the masses, but since this blog is about marriage I thought it was appropriate.  We never lived together before getting married either.  It's just a choice we made and I'm glad we made it, but I will say it definitely made it very interesting (to say the least) when we finally did get married and lived together for the first time.  And let's just say that sex definitely brought in a whole new dynamic as well.

I experienced a lot of surprises when we first got married.  Living with someone 24/7 is apparently a whole new ball game....even if you've known them for six years.
As I thought about all of the ups and downs we experienced during the first year of marriage, I was curious to know:

*What were some of the "surprises" you encountered when you first got married?

*If you're not married are there any "surprises" you're worried about?

*Any questions you have about marriage, or any topics you think we should cover?

SO....this is just my little introduction, but I wanted to get the "blog rolling" so to speak.  Hope you guys join in on the marriage discussion!



Meghan on February 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM said...

I love that you've known each other since 4th grade - how many people can say that???

Salt on February 17, 2010 at 1:59 PM said...

You guys are adorable!

Taylor Norris on April 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM said...

Can't wait to read what you post on here! I am glad that you're talking about not living together and not having sex before marriage. We did the same and I strongly believe it's the healthiest model for a relationship. It's a pretty counter-cultural idea these days and I think people are convinced otherwise.
You guys are adorable and this blog sounds like a great idea!

McKenna on April 13, 2010 at 5:42 AM said...

I really respect that you both remained virgins, something that is definitely rare in these times. I was and it is definitely something to be proud of.

I wouldn't say there were any surprises (as far as sex goes) I felt quite informed and was raised to expect it to be extremely new, and a time for both husband and wife to really get to know each other in a new way. The key was all about being open with eachother, and though some aspects can be embarrassing, knowing that he loved me anyway really helped me to just be myself and work though things together. Sex is a day to day discovery and me not having any experience showed more to be a great way to be creative and to be truly honest with him.


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