November 20, 2013

a southern weddings feature.

A few months back, one of the sweet editors at Southern Weddings reached out to see if I'd like to share some marriage advice. I've only been married a year, I told her, but that's sort of the beauty of the feature — they collected thoughtful advice from couples together one to forty years. It's inspiring, really, to see how the stories and ideas about love change, and how they don't.
The feature, called "To Love and Cherish," is in Southern Weddings volume six, which hit newsstands on November 8 and can also be found online here. It's a gorgeous publication, and I'm honored to be included in such a beautiful, heartfelt collection of advice. Here's what I shared...

"For a marriage that's filled with easy, everyday joy, do your best to practice kindness and gratitude. Put each other first, make each other laugh, and don't forget to do the little things, just because. The truth is, following my first year of marriage, I've come to learn that it's as simple — or, some days, as challenging — as that: kindness and gratitude. Make the most of your time together, and make the most of your time apart. You fell in love with someone who enjoyed a life all their own, and while there's nothing more special than the life you're building together, it's just as important that you keep growing as a person — not just as a spouse, but also as a friend, a daughter, and a professional, too. When you bring your best self to the table, it's a gift to the person you love. Treat yourself well."

5 comments:

Allison Lizer said... [Reply to comment]

That is so sweet and how cool to be published in a magazine about weddings! Don't we all have a little soft spot for southern charm too?

I'll have to check around Virginia and see if we carry the magazine.

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

i'm interested to hear about it.

Lisa @ Southern Weddings said... [Reply to comment]

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the magazine, Laura! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your heart with us--it's an honor to have you!
To anyone who is interested in buying Southern Weddings, it is available on news stands across the Southeast, as well as online :)

Magdalena Paulino said... [Reply to comment]

Great advice. I am not married or in a committed relationship, but I couldn't agree more with your statement.

meg fee said... [Reply to comment]

Holy heck Laura, this is such good advice. "You fell in love with someone who enjoyed a life all their own"--whoa, just blew my mind.