Friday, December 9, 2011

Married life

In case you're wondering how we're doing... it's been 5 months since Shanna and I got married and we couldn't be happier. Marriage is amazing. We each had certain expectations like everyone does, and so far I'm pleasantly surprised. I was expecting more conflict, but we get along wonderfully with only occasional disagreements, and we quickly resolve things. We enjoy being together all the time, and when I'm at work we both miss each other. She's so happy to see me when I get home and often has dinner on the table. She enjoys cleaning everything in the apartment and we both give each other time to do our own thing. We sometimes get annoyed with little things about the other, but marriage is about being patient and putting the other person first, serving one another and always seeking the best for them. It just gets better and better all the time.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Virgin Diaries on TLC

Ryan and Shanna are featured in the new show Virgin Diaries, premiering on TLC Sunday, December 4, 2011 (9PM). The promo for the show has caused quite a stir in the media, and everyone seems to have an opinion. In this blog you will hear from Ryan and Shanna directly as they share their story, their beliefs and other thoughts.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Married life

Marriage has been even more amazing than we imagined it would be. We are so happy together and every day that goes by we're more and more thankful for the life God has blessed us with together. We encountered various challenges and issues during the first few months, but it was almost always something happening to us or circumstances that we were able to figure out together. There hasn't been any major personal conflict or unresolved disputes, we try to put each other first when we don't agree. One of us usually says something like, "Well I really wanted to do that, but we don't have to," or, "Alright, we can do that instead," etc. Whenever we disagree we try to remember that it's usually not really a big deal, whatever the issue is. We are both quick to apologize and ready to forgive.

For the most part though we just wish we had even more time together. I work full time during the week, so most of the day we miss each other. By the time I get home it's time for dinner, which she usually has ready when I walk in the door, then we have some time in the evening, but then it seems like all of a sudden it's time for bed, and our time to spend with each other is gone again.

It's just so nice to have someone to share life with every day, doing things we would normally do, but doing them together.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wedding Day

Today we get married. Today our lives change forever.