I am grateful that Jonathan and I have created a marriage is safe. This didn't happen by accident. We have be very deliberate and thoughtful with our relationship from the beginning. We both understand our personal weaknesses and (thankfully) are extremely patient with others weaknesses.
Just last month, there were multiple people that were convinced we were still newly weds and they were stunned to hear that we have been married for so long. We are still in the newly wed phase even after going through some extremely difficult trials. It's because we are able to be our genuine selves with each other. It is incredibly freeing. I know that we are no where near finished and that more trials will come our way, but we have a strong foundation and can face whatever comes our way.