This question was asked on one of my favorite FB pages called, “I want an awesome marriage.” https://www.facebook.com/awesomemarriage/posts/230843610300796#!/awesomemarriage
“What has been the ‘darkest’ time in your marriage? What did you learn from that experience?”
This was my response:
When everything we had dreamed & worked for fell apart. We also went from spending almost every moment together, to rarely seeing each other at all…unless we were sleeping. Along with the other losses, I felt that I had lost my best friend. It was a “dark” time…I was quite bitter, headed towards depression….
I learned that…sitting in my bitterness for years did nothing but make the devil happy. I learned that life isn’t always fair…grieve the loss(es)…and then move forward despite your feelings. I learned that taking baby steps following the Lord’s leading, will ultimately take you to success…although it may not be what you had dreamed of originally. I learned that life is full of changes & stages…the Lord IS faithful! It WILL get better. Never give up….never quit on each other!…and one of the greatest lessons I have learned is…Fighting, not against each other, but standing together fighting through those times of struggle makes your love story deeper, richer & even more meaningful.