Let me begin by saying that our marriage is great. It's probably better than it ever has been. Are we perfect? No. That is why we went to see a counselor. (Sorry if the title implied marriage trouble. Gotta love a good hook. Haha.)
The past three years living in Ireland have been some of the best, hardest, funniest, worst, weirdest days of our lives. We've switched cultures, left family, had a baby away from 'home', etc. These things can be incredibly taxing on a relationship. In fact, there's a lot of strain that we don't even realize is there! So, to set ourselves up for success in the longterm, to keep our marriage awesome, and to ensure Eden has a healthy home to grow up in...we saw a marriage counselor. It was a great experience. In fact, we decided to keep going on a monthly basis for a while.
If you're married (or engaged), let me strongly suggest you try it. We don't wait until the car breaks down to change the oil. Don't wait until there's trouble to see a counselor. Pastoral counseling is wonderful and important. But a good professional counselor has particular tools and training to bring things out of you and your relationship. When trouble inevitably comes, you'll be in a great position as a couple, trusting God to walk you through whatever may come.
Just a random thought from the Edgmon's. Thank you for all your prayers and support. We love you all and can't wait to see what the next few months holds!