1. What advice would you give a couple getting married?
Read & work through Emmerson Eggerichs' book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs together. In my opinion, this is a great resource for the learning aspect of love and marriage.
Also, consider all possibilities for this newlywed season. It may be an appropriate time to focus on education and work. Or, it may serve as an opportunity to focus more intently on your marriage. An education or work can be reestablished later in life, but the foundation of marriage is now. Again, it ultimately depends on what is appropriate for the individuals and marriage unit. Just be aware that many paths exist.
2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?
3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)
I prefer to use the windows and fans to keep cool instead of turning on the AC for as long as I can. It saves energy, and I love the breezes and sounds that flow in to our home from outside.
4. What did you crave most while pregnant?
Not applicable in the least. Perhaps check back years from now if that is ever the case. haha
5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?
Retro- Harriet Nelson from the Ozzy and Harriet Show. Modern- Michelle Duggar from "19 Kids and Counting". Both individuals portray themselves to exercise a high level of self-control in regard to their emotions (something I'm a work in progress at!). To be constantly aware of how your behavior can build up or tear down your family members is a powerful tool of influence. Obviously, no one is perfect and television portrayal is deceptive, but I can still appreciate the mere show of good character and qualities.