3 Lessons and 2 Tips from Sarah Reinhard.

IMG_94563 Lessons and 2 Tips is a series of interviews in which some of my favorite people (and probably some of yours) share three lessons they’ve learned by being married, plus two tips for single people.

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This edition features Sarah Reinhard, a “Catholic wife, mother, author, writer, blogger, speaker, chugger of coffee” who married her husband in November, 2003 on a day so cold it nearly snowed. Sarah’s books include A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy and Catholic Family Fun. Grateful for the time she took to share lessons and tips with us:

AS: Where and/or how did you meet your spouse?

SR: We met at what I call the Big Green Dealership of Love: the John Deere dealership that we both worked at. I was working the parts counter and he was a mechanic. Every time we talked, it felt like a grown-up was really taking me seriously. Eventually we started dating. And now we’ve been married almost 10 years and we’re blessed with three kids.


AS: What’s the first lesson you’ve learned by being married?

SR: Don’t speak badly of your spouse. Ever. Not even in your mind.

AS: And the second lesson?

SR: Laugh together. A lot.

AS: And the third?

SR: Make time for each other. Even when you’re too busy. It’s the most important investment you’ll make in another (aside from making time for God).

AS: What’s one tip for readers who are single?

SR: God’s got your back. Yeah, yeah, I know it sounds like an empty sort of comment, but there’s hope and God knows what’s best.

AS: And a second tip for singles?

SR: Enjoy life in the present. It will change soon enough, so enjoy what you have.

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Connect with Sarah: Read more about Sarah’s work at snoringscholar.com.

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