WNJ Inspires – Love and Marriage

“Love and marriage, love and marriage – they go together like a horse and carriage.” Am I the only one that used to sing along whenever Married With Children came on? Lol. :-) Well as annoying as the Frank Sinatra opening song may have been, there is some truth to it.

While I haven’t been married for years, I have been married long enough to know love and marriage do indeed “go together”.  Today, hubby and I celebrate our 9 month anniversary. I still can’t believe it’s been 9 months – time has flown. With his permission, of course, I wanted to share a few newly weds-dom (wed & wisdom combined) with you. Some are funny, some are more serious. But they’re all from the heart and I hope you enjoy!


(My Favorite) Sweater: Micheal Kors// Slacks: Thrifted// Heels: Nine West// Jewelry: Thrifted


Nic’s Newly “Weds-dom”


1. You can tell him once, you can tell him twice. Not matter what, he will still leave the toilet seat up. Learn to look before you sit.

2. Don’t go to bed angry. Talk it out. Even if you don’t reach a solution, reach a happy medium so you can go to bed with a clear mind.

3. Say, “I love you” as much as you can. Even at the most random times.

4. Laugh at his jokes when you’re out with others, even if they’re not funny.


5. Let your husband be the man.

6. Learn to love his family.

7. Keep things fresh…try new things. (in all areas of your marriage… 😉 )

8. Pray together & build a relationship with God, together.


I could list a lot more but these are our top 8. Some things listed are still a work in progress for us, and that’s okay. Building a strong marriage (or relationship) takes time and work and you both have to be willing to put in 100%, not 50/50.

Are there any love and marriage tips you’d like to share? Have any newly weds-dom/wisdom for us and other married couples? Let me know!

Thanks in advance and I’ll be back tomorrow. Be blessed and stay safe…XO!





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  1. says

    All of your tips are right on point!! Hubby and I are coming up on 12 years of marriage, and we’re still working on some things. We learn more and more about each other with each passing year. With that said, the only other thing that I would add is, don’t be afraid to grow and change as individuals as well as a couple. Be open and supportive to your partners growth. No one stays the same forever.
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    • Whitney says

      Thanks, Ticka! And I agree about supporting one another’s growth. That is very important. I love being married and can’t wait to celebrate 12 years like you and your hubby…XO! :-)

  2. says

    You looks gorgeous and great tips. Congrats on your anniversary. Loving the natural hair too! aprilscupoftea.blogspot.com. You have a new follower :)

    • Whitney says

      Thanks, Wave! I still can’t believe it’s been 9 months. I remember us talking about weddings and marriage not too long ago. Time flies! XO!

  3. says

    Happy Anniversary you two. It’s so funny because I have a post idea that has been rattling around in my head – “Go To Bed Angry – You Need The Rest”, because after 23 years, sometimes I just don’t want to or need to talk to my husband so we give each other the silent treatment for about 3 days….and then it’s on an crackin – no apology necessary – lol.

    Everytime I watch Modern Family that song pops into my head because he will always be Ted Bundy to me. Enjoy your anniversary – stay in love and stay blessed!
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    • Ticka says

      Yes ma’am!!! I love the idea of that post!! Sometimes there are things that won’t be resolved in one day… you may need to “sleep it off”. lol

    • Whitney says

      LOL! You sound like my mom. There are days when you need to rest from the “argument” or w/e – I definitely agree! I can’t wait to celebrate 23 years like you. That is SUCH a blessing! Love ya! :-)


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