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11 Reasons Why My Marriage Works on My 11th Anniversary

My husband and I recently celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary over the weekend. I actually stopped him in his tracks and said, “Look.” We stopped and looked at our older daughter dancing in my room. My 1 year old was grabbing my legs and making sweet baby noises. My oldest son was getting ready for flag football. My husband and I were standing next to each other, still loving one another but still in awe of what we have created together over the years. We were in a happy place and still ready to face the world as a team.

Though out August and September my Facebook timeline is filled with birthdays and anniversaries. It’s overwhelming but it’s also refreshing to see so many people in love and sharing it with the world. For me, it’s a blessing and a milestone to make it to another anniversary every year and still be happy with your marriage.

Married for many years doesn’t always equate to happily married. After 11 years of being married, my husband still makes it his business to make sure I am happy and smiling. I love him for that.

Has every year been a piece of cake? Absolutely not! We just keep pressing.

I have learned over the years, that what works in my marriage won’t work in Mr. & Mrs. ABC. I wanted to share 11 things that make our marriage work.

Religious beliefs

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My husband and I actually met at church. We did the googly eye thing for about 6 months before he finally said hello to me. We are Christians and having the same religious beliefs makes our life easier. We go to church as a family, pray together and raise our children with Christian beliefs. I love that my husband loves the Lord. He doesn't deny God, but instead lives with integrity and believes he was called to serve.




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  • Sherelle
    September 22, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Happy Anniversary to you two! This was a beautiful post! As a newlywed, I love seeing happily married couples loving one another, supporting one another, and continuing to work on their marriage. Blessings to you guys!

    • Bernetta
      September 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Sherelle! Enjoy your marriage… it can be great!

  • Tia
    September 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I love photo 10. You were a beautiful bride and the 2014 side is so cute. These were great tips. Happy Anniversary!

    • Bernetta
      September 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Tia! I appreciate it so much!

  • Ashley
    September 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Congrats! I love this slideshow, it’s so cute! I’m always happy to see more of “us” making marriage work year after year. It’s such a blessing.

    • Bernetta
      September 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Ashely, it was my first slideshow too. We need to do a date night Ashley!

  • Louida
    September 22, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Happy Anniversary! I really loved the slideshow girl and I love seeing black marriages work. Cheers to many more years of blessings!

    • Bernetta
      September 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Louida! My first slide show too!

  • stacy
    September 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary! love the slideshow 🙂

    • Bernetta
      September 24, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Stacy

  • Renae
    September 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Happy 11th Anniversary-what a blessing and I loved the way you did this slide show!!

    • Bernetta
      September 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Renae!!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    September 24, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Happy Anniversary! Keeping people out of your business is so important. They stressed that like crazy in marriage prep.

    Keeping God in the center does so much to keep a marriage together. 🙂

    • Bernetta
      September 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thank you so much!

  • LaToya
    September 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Anniversary Earl & Bernetta! I am smiling at the love, and commitment shared in the post. It is so beautiful. Wishing you both many more years of abundant blessings with your family. GOD Bless!! 🙂

  • MrsTDJ
    September 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Happy happy anniversary to you guys!! Thanks for sharing yourself and giving us a huge glimpse into what keeps you guys going strong!!

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    • Cassie
      November 23, 2014 at 5:07 am

      Great arilcte, thank you again for writing.

      • Bernetta
        November 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

        Thanks Cassie!