After being together for 13 years, we've discovered that a successful marriage truly requires a lifelong commitment to learning. We are all, constantly changing, growing, and getting better. No one should ever tell you that you don't have what it takes to improve, or get better, because you most certainly do. You can change, and your spouse can, too.

After our 10th year of marriage, and the birth of our 3rd baby, an intense case of postpartum depression hit. A repeated cycle of compromise and redemption kept our marriage strong, as we would argue and then make-up, over and over again. A year long conditioning of logic was the only thing that helped me avoid going to talk to a divorce attorney. Logic reminded me that love is a choice, not a feeling.

Today, my husband and I celebrate our love, affection, and unity. We thank God that although the seas were rough, we never abandoned the journey.

It is our sincere hope that you and your spouse are able to find encouragement and inspiration from Live Your Best Marriage to help strengthen the precious bond that the two of you share.


Whitney Shayo