Could you maintain a romantic relationship without even seeing the other person for two years, and most contact only coming through letter writing? If so, what would you say in those letters? How would you try and grow your relationship while not being physically present? Josh and Megan share a great story about how absence really can make the heart grow fonder. Beyond that, it laid the groundwork for all the years of marriage that have followed.
Beyond their unusual dating period, I personally really loved Josh and Megan's comments about the challenges of bringing children into a relationship. The cliche is certainly that parenthood is one of the most magical experiences in the world, and children are only a blessing and a joy. It's really refreshing to hear candidly about some of the challenges and difficulties that come along with raising kids. I think most new parents have gone through some dark moments that we often don't talk about publically. Have you experienced something similar? Let us know in the comments!
Do you have any questions for these two? Let us know in the comments! Here are a few additional questions I asked for a bit more insight into their relationship.
Q & A with Josh and Megan
Do you have a song that's your couple song?
While we were apart for 2 years, we coined “Not a day goes by” by Lonestar as our song.
Name a way in which the two of you are similar. Name a way in which the two of you are different.
We are both laid back and easy going and have similar money habits.
Josh is more goal-oriented and productive, while Megan likes to pick all the fun things first and procrastinate anything productive!
What's your favorite thing to do for the other?
Josh likes being involved...Cooking, cleaning, helping with kids.
Megan plans dates, babysitters, trips and manages day to day life.
Each of us feels loved when these things are taken care of!
What are some traditions that you've established as a couple?
We, mostly Megan, are big on holidays and birthdays and have lots of traditions around those times. We go to our family cabin every 4th of July and New Year's Eve with Megan’s family. We go on the same mile walk multiple times a week. We plan out our week every Sunday for the following week.
What's your favorite TV show as a couple?
We loved the 1st few seasons of Prison Break and Friday night lights. Parenthood was a good one too. We don’t watch much TV together these days!
Did you guys agree on baby names? If not, how did you make that decision?
Neither one of us was too passionate about any names. We compromised a little and made a game-time decision every time! Josh single handily chose our son's middle name. Darwin. Who names their kid that? 😜
Are there any specific relationship skills you're each working on right now?
We are always working on clarifying our expectations. “Happiness is controlled by our expectations.” By planning each week, it helps us know how to help each other throughout the week.