Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT HARD WORK. SHARING HOW WE HAVE CULTIVATED A TRUE LOVE THAT ENDURES THE GOOD AND THE BAD.

WHAT DOES TRUE LOVE LOOK LIKE IN REAL LIFE?

WELL, Happy Valentine’s Day!!! It is LOVE day so why not share some real thoughts about true love in real life. It’s amazing how throughout our lives we have created this picture of what we think true love should look like. As a little girl, fairy tales and a knight in shining armor was REAL. But, as we grow older, reality hits us, and we understand that love isn’t a fairytale. It’s beautiful but not as easy as we have imagined or expected.

When we find our other half, we want them to fulfill a lot of roles in our life. The issue with this pressure is that we can put unrealistic expectations on them. This is borderline fairytale world  which is extremely unfair to everyone. So, let’s get to the good stuff… what does true love look like????

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love/ ləv/: an intense feeling of deep affection.

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TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT HARD WORK. SHARING HOW WE HAVE CULTIVATED A TRUE LOVE THAT ENDURES THE GOOD AND THE BAD.

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My first thoughts are: Love is amazing, magical, selfless, tough and needs lots of maintenance. It is not always pretty. LOL. But, it can be a forever kind of love even through the tough times because true love doesn’t give up. This verse always comes to mind when I think of a REAL description of TRUE love!!!

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Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance.  Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.  Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.

– 1 Corithians 13:4-7

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It’s a safe place of shelter. That is my favorite part. I also like that it is not selfishly seeking its own honor!! AHH, so good!! These are things that Mike and I aspire to cultivate daily in our marriage and to teach our children. Do we fail most days?? YES, we fail a lot. My card that I bought for him says, “Sometimes I wanna karate kick you in the face but most of the time I LOVE YOU.”. HA, that is us in a nutshell. But, we are committed to this love regardless of how ugly that it may get. These days, our ugliest moments are just nit-picking. GRRR, we both want to be right. But, we do come to our senses, and we fight for our love to continue to grow.

Growth areas:

  • more patient

  • more gentle

  • more kind

  • not jealous

  • not self centered

  • not disrespectful

  • not easily offended

  • believes the best

  • never gives up 

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TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT HARD WORK. SHARING HOW WE HAVE CULTIVATED A TRUE LOVE THAT ENDURES THE GOOD AND THE BAD.

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True love is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets and no lies.

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True love is when someone accepts your past, embraces your present, and encourages your future. 

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TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT HARD WORK. SHARING HOW WE HAVE CULTIVATED A TRUE LOVE THAT ENDURES THE GOOD AND THE BAD. TRUE LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT HARD WORK. SHARING HOW WE HAVE CULTIVATED A TRUE LOVE THAT ENDURES THE GOOD AND THE BAD.

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Keeping it short and sweet. And, hope that this encouraged you a little. Keep fighting for your love to look like what God intended. Again, Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!!

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Comments

  • Taylor Aube
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    This looks like such a fun trip! Love the mickey ears too – such an essential at disney!

    February 14, 2018
  • cathy
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    So cute! Love your Mickey hats!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    February 14, 2018
  • lydia
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    Oh my gosh, loved everything you said! Couldn’t be more true & really loving all of these photos.

    xo, Lydia

    February 14, 2018
  • rebecca
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    Such a beautiful post!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    xx Rebecca // The Crystal Press
    http://www.thecrystalpress.com/galentines-day/

    February 14, 2018
  • Mandy Gragg
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    SO loved reading this post. So inspiring! Happy V Day you two!!

    February 14, 2018
  • Glenny
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    OMG how cute are your guys’ photos <3 I love how happy you two look in all of them!! 🙂 Happy Valentines!

    February 14, 2018
  • Kim
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    Ok y’all are adorable! I love this post so much and hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    February 14, 2018
  • Megan
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    Such a sweet and perfect post for Valentine’s Day! You and your hubby are adorable!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    February 15, 2018
  • Laura
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    Your family is so beautiful!! Love everything you said about what love is. So much of what you have listed as growth areas are similar to my own goals for growth.

    xo, Laura
    http://www.have-need-want.com

    February 15, 2018
  • Kelly
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    Love this look at love through scripture. Well put!

    February 15, 2018
  • Jalisa
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    I love this. True love is definitely out there. When I met my husband we just knew.

    February 15, 2018
  • Emily
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    Aww this post is so so cute!!! Love everything you said!

    February 15, 2018
  • All She Things
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    This is a beautiful post! Everything that you’ve written is so true and honest!

    http://www.allshethings.com

    February 17, 2018
  • Rachel Catherine
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    It looks like you guys had so much fun! I love the Mickey hats. I hope you guys had a good Valentine’s Day!

    February 17, 2018
  • Lauryn Hock
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    I love this post! So thoughtful. Your family is adorable, Angelle!

    February 18, 2018
  • Torey
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    Loved everything about this post! I can always be more gentle, kind, and patient with my husband.. 🙂 xx

    February 19, 2018

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