I have been blessed to attend dozens and dozens of weddings through the years. (I’m in singles’ ministry!) Never does the beauty of a blushing bride or the look on her groom’s face when she appears get old. I get butterflies as I think of the exciting journey they are about to embark upon. The joy of marriage is not talked about often enough! There is something wonderful about having a partner to do life with, to share experiences with, or to bounce ideas off of.
However, the twists and turns of life can often leave wounds. Our life experiences can help us to grow in wisdom and maturity, which are beautiful attributes that will enhance marriage. But life experiences can also cause gaps in our emotional bank. We all have a past that we bring into marriage. Recognize the baggage we carry into the marriage and learn how to find wholeness through this beautiful marriage journey.
Here are four types of baggage that, if ignored and left to fester, can ruin a marriage.
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