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Holding Hands

Can I talk about holding hands for just a minute? About a week before Mr. Schroeder and I got married, we had an interview with our Stake President. For those of you who aren't LDS, if you're getting a temple marriage, you meet with your Stake President to determine your worthiness in order to get sealed in the temple. In our Stake President meeting, the man mainly gave us advice. I remember giggling throughout the meeting, glancing at Trevor every few minutes with those 'awe-struck lovey dovey eyes.' I distinctively remember the happiness I felt, and the warm spirit that I felt there. Though I don't remember how the entire meeting went, there was one thing I remember that stood out to me like a sore thumb. 

The man said, something to the extent of, "I'm glad to see that you are holding hands. Please don't stop doing that. Hold hands in the car. Hold hands when you're sitting on the couch. Hold hands when you're praying. Hold hands everywhere. To me, when I see a couple holding hands, that is the simplest form of love that I can see. Holding hands has a whole level of love involved that you might not even understand right now. But just trust me" 


As I sat there and reflected, I thought about the trueness of his statement. Though at first, it sounded silly that just 'holding hands' would make such a big impact on our marriage. But you know what? It has. Holding hands is such a SIMPLE gesture of love. There isn't really a need for poems that try too hard or potential songs that attempt to convince. It's just the hand holding, people. It does wonders. 

11 comments

  1. I love this! I think it is the little things that keep marriages alive!

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  2. I love this post! From our dating days hand holding was decided that it would always be something we would make a priority! <3

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  3. I love this, because I believe it to be so true! In those moments that you hold hands, its just a simple reminder the love you have for one another! Plus the picture is adorable - pinning it to my pinterest board haha!

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  4. I love this!!! I'm a weirdo and I'll ask Joe all the time, "Do you love holding my hand?" and he just says, "Uh huh" because he thinks I ask strange questions ;) I love that quote though! :) SO perfect!!!

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  5. One of the most beautiful sights in the world is an old couple, walking slowly along the road holding hands. It speaks of such love and affection even after all those years together. My own parents still hold hands very often and it's so sweet. I hope I find a love like that some day. Love the blog - thanks.

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  6. I totally believe in this. Since we've had our son the hand-holding is kind of down to a minimum since we are always carrying the kiddo or holding his hands. But anytime my husband reaches over and grabs my hand, i get all giddy like I did when we were dating. It makes me happy. :)

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  7. VERY true. It's the simplest form of a connection, of a "hey, you, I like ya."

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  8. SO TRUE, holding hands is like a silent form of communication, two people do not even need to be able to speak, sometimes holding a hand makes all the difference.

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  9. I'm just now reading this post (just found the blog) but I'll add it's hard to fight with someone you're holding hands with. Just the same as "come together often," it's hard to have discourse in your home if "often" is a part of your life.

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    1. Maxine I absolutely LOVE that! When we got married, we were also given the advice to pray together every single night. How long can you stay mad at someone when they are completely humbling themselves by praying about the relationship? Thank you for your comment!

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