You know you're good friends with a couple when you feel comfortable enough to fight in front of each other. And if that's the case, then we're super close with Tyler & Analee Ward.
We've uncovered everything with these two—the good, the bad, and the knock down, drag outs, and I can tell you something……being vulnerable with friends is the best way to lock in the friendship. When you let others in on your marital junk without judgment…..to help each other, to pray for each other, all while continuing to love each other…..a miracle happens.
You all begin to heal together.
Though Tyler Ward has become a marriage guru, with his article in Relevant Magazine being their most read article of all time, and his new book Marriage Rebranded prereleased on Amazon, he's far more than that. He's a friend, a counselor, a champion, a business genius, a consultant, and the most incredible husband and father. His blog featured in the Huffington Post was just too good not to repost.
So if you're already married or you're wanting to someday find yourself in that role, Tyler's words aren't just good. They're essential.
“I can feel the veins in my neck bulging.
The veins in my neck never bulge. I'm the guy who internalizes everything — no matter how much the circumstance warrants a reaction (for better or worse).
The more she explains how my negligence in our relationship makes her feel, the more I want to jump in my truck and spend the weekend alone on the open road — neglecting our relationship.
Instead, we resort to our increasingly popular nightcap. I walk out, slamming the door behind me for dramatic effect. She crawls under the covers, in tears — but not before setting up her wall of pillows down the middle of the bed, just to remind me, when I do come to sleep, that things are not okay.
We were 18 months in and though our first year was bliss, pillow walls were now becoming our norm.
We weren't supposed to be the ones in a perpetual fight.
We were the couple who highlighted and dog-eared our marriage books. My wife was still my dream. Yet, something was missing. We both felt it. And we both wondered why.
As we explored the growing deficiency, we kept coming back to a handful of misconceptions we brought into our marriage. Our growing frustrations. Our screaming matches that were becoming ritualistic. Our doubts. They all could be traced to our misguided ideas about marriage and their inability to support the very unnatural art of loving another person.
Needless to say, a little foresight could have saved us a couple of hard nights early on in marriage. So in lieu of slammed doors and pillow walls, here are three things everyone needs to know before they marry.”
To read the rest on the Huffington Post, click HERE.
Married with two kids and a dog, Tyler calls Nashville home and runs a company called ‘Legends,' helping individuals and businesses steward their influence online.
Tyler Ward’s writings have been enjoyed by millions of readers. His articles on lifestyle, marriage, and religion have led him to releasing his first book, Marriage Rebranded: Modern Misconceptions & the Unnatural Art of Loving Another Person.