This summer, my husband and I will celebrate our first anniversary, but this isn’t going to be one of those stories telling you the 10 things I learned in my first year. I don’t have five things I’d do differently or three lessons to share with you.
Because the most important part of our first year of marriage, and the best piece of advice I can offer a newlywed isn’t a checklist. It’s a standard. Instead of making sure we hit the right points in our first year, Derek and I set a standard for our marriage in our first year. And we made it high.