Marriage provides opportunities for couples to experience immense joys in life, extreme hardships, and everything in between. Early on in my marriage it was very disturbing for me to realize that marriage provides the good, the bad… and the ugly! I had fallen into believing that my marriage would be perfect, that my husband and I would never fight, that our love for each other would never be altered or changed. Reality Check! Every marriage goes through seasons of bliss, seasons of challenges, and everything in between! I would like to encourage you today, especially those of you who are newlyweds, with these words: Embrace the journey of marriage… the good, the bad… and the ugly!