All the important things in life come with hard work. Love is no different. That’s why I’m discouraged when I meet guys who don’t want to put themselves out there for fear of rejection. Or guys who think that true love will just magically and effortlessly come and find them some day.
I’ve been married for six years. But I still remember the sweaty palms and pounding heart that come with asking a woman out. It is risky, it can be discouraging, and at times we all fail. But without taking risks in love, there are never real rewards. Love doesn’t just come find us, we work for it and at it. ◦
The fact that I had to work hard to win her over was a constant reminder that I wanted to win her over. Her high standards affirmed me too. After all, she did finally agree to date me.
My desire to impress her as a man made me a better man. It helped me pick a career path and motivated me to work hard so that I could excel in my job. She helped me grow out of some of my bad habits, like smoking and driving without buckling up.
Even though Kara and I are now married, and secure in our love, she still sets the bar high, and I’m still grateful that she does. I want a passionate love that will always draw Kara and I closer together. I want a love that will constantly challenge me to grow as a husband and as a man. I know that this type of love takes constant effort. It means I can never stop pursuing my wife.
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