Marriage 101: Practicing Thankfulness

It is so easy to focus on all of the things my spouse does wrong. Find out how we can all learn thankfulness for our significant other despite our short-comings.

At the beginning of this month I wrote a guest post for Jen at Liv, Laugh, Love sharing my Best Advice for a Happy Marriage.

Hindsight is 20/20, and there is so much I wish I had known when I married my husband 10 years ago.  There is no way to turn back time, so the best I can do is share the lessons I have learned with others in hopes that I can inspire you to be the kind of wife I often fail to be.

I love my husband, and he is a precious gift to me.  But it is so easy to focus on all of the things he does wrong, and find myself trapped in self-pity and disappointment.

My husband is never going to perfect. I am never going to be perfect. But we can both learn to practice thankfulness.

To read the full article head on over to Liv, Laugh, Love.


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About Sarah Koontz

Sarah Koontz is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Grounded & Surrounded. If you are interested in growing your faith, nourishing your family life, and discovering the beauty of God's design, be sure to follow her personal blog at When Sarah is not writing, you are likely to find her covered in dirt, sitting in the middle of her garden, adoring her beautiful flock of backyard chickens. She is eternally grateful for her husband and two little girls, and revels in their simple, uncluttered life. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

6 thoughts on “Marriage 101: Practicing Thankfulness

  1. Showing thankfulness for one another is a great way to keep your marriage on a solid foundation that’s for sure! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Co-Host OMHGWW

  2. Thanks for the reminder! It’s always so much easier to focus on the bad than the good. But when you start seeing the good, there is usually a lot to be thankful for.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole! I think we all need gentle reminders like this to get thankfulness off the back burner and in the forefront of our minds!

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