Our Couple Journal
For the past year Justin and I have been writing in a journal together. We each took turns to write about a day, or a couple of days. This past year has been the tough to keep track of because we have moved amongst so many countries, and while doing that we have had to plan our wedding from overseas. However, we now have a record of how it all occurred, how we felt, and what happened along the way. We wrote notes to each other, recorded scriptures, wrote down prayers for each other, and included any special memories we didn’t want to forget. Whenever we found an extra minute in the day, we would jot down little or big events or experiences in our journal. Journals are a fun way to keep memories alive! It is so much fun reading through the history of our relationship ~ It’s incredible how many little things you can forget over time.
During our first year in China, we went on dates where we asked each other questions about our childhoods. We wrote all of those questions in the book too, and reading over them now reminds us of how much we laughed that evening as we moved through each question.
If either of us were troubled by something happening in our life, we would start journaling about it, occasionally needing a response from the other person, but sometimes just to get it down onto paper and clear our mind. We also used our couple’s journal to tell each other, daily, how much we love each other and why. We journal about our dreams and hopes for the future, each other, and our families.
The benefits of journalling:
Ability to process what is taking place in your life.
Ask yourself important questions.
Take note of your feelings and reactions, and then correct them.
Get to know yourself, and each other, better.
Resolve disagreements with others.
Record important life lessons.
Clarify your thoughts and lower your stress.
We are currently looking for a journal to record the next year of our relationship.
Our fourth year. The year we finally get to share as husband and wife ♥
If you think you don’t have time to journal, just give it a try. It only takes a few minutes a day, and once you start feeling the benefits you will want to make more time to do it. Best of all, you will start enjoying it.
Our friend, Heather, put together a “book of blessings” for our marriage,
and in it are messages from people that we love.
We will do a post on that soon!!