Monday, December 19, 2011

more, on marriage

My newest readers may have missed this post where I link to, and quote an article by Iris Krasnow on marriage. This has been one of the most influential pieces I read this year - not because it changed the way I felt about things, but rather because it articulated something I find hard to explain to others regarding my opinions on marriage.

Another book along these lines, is the book The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller, which I also mentioned in my previous post. E sent me this link to a talk he gave at Google on the topic of the book, which covers the highlights I'd share. I've only just started the book, but I can highly recommend it to both married folks and singles. The talk below is incredibly relevant in a lot of ways even if you aren't religious, because it's so practical. I hope you'll give at least the first part a listen.

Recently, I've been thinking a bit more about marriage and what kind of work and commitment it takes. Two and a half years in and marriage hasn't gotten exponentially easier for me, though I thought it might. I think it's important to recognize that marriage is a living relationship to be nurtured and cared for and communicated about, and not something that happens naturally and on its own.


Along with other friends, I'm participating in #WEverb11, organized by Kim. I'm excited to reflect on this last year and look forward to what's ahead. We'd love to have you join us!

The 13th prompt is: Read. What article or book changed your outlook on an issue or life? 
(Thanks, Melinda!)


Geek in Heels said...

Thank you for the book rec! I just purchased it and also bought a copy for a friend who is currently going through a rough patch in her marriage.

I heart Tim Keller — he's such a great preacher and pastor and I feel so lucky that he's based right here in NY (we actually attend a church that his church planted).

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