The Marriage Project | Bryce & Georgia

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When they first met, Georgia dared herself (no one else was willing) to eat a bug. Bryce danced lewdly in her tiny jean shorts. The attraction was not immediate.

Usually there's a crazy one in the marriage--well, they're both the crazy one. They had an unconventional, beautiful wedding surrounded by the realest of friends, slow-motion Chariots of Fire dancing down the aisle, cake in each others' eyes, and a slip-n-slide. 

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They're both paramedics, hikers, runners, skiers, kayakers, campers, footie-pajama-wearers.

They are both fiercely brave, tough, independent, real people, who somehow found each other to create one of the most dynamite-crazy marriages ever. They're absolutely hilarious, continually.

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THEIR MARRIAGE DESCRIBED IN ONE WORD

Adventurous.

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NEW THINGS LEARNED ABOUT EACH OTHER

Despite the hard candy shell, she's super sensitive and even cries at movies.

He's essentially Anne of Green Gables, because he "soars on the wings of anticipation, and then crashes into the depths of despair." He gets completely invested and excited things, but then is devastated if things don't work out. 

Also, his dedication to interpretive dance--he once danced vigorously for a full fifteen minutes. 

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UNEXPECTEDLY AWESOME THINGS ABOUT MARRIAGE

Having such a supportive person to motivate and encourage in your goals.

Someone to go home to is more comforting than she thought it'd be.

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WHO IS MORE ROMANTIC?

Him.

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WHO IS MORE GRUMPY IN THE MORNING?

Him (but he claims it's only because she tickles him).

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WHO PAYS THE BILLS

Her. He hates finances.

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HE LOVES

That she leaves him notes.

That she loves him even when he's mean.

That she works super hard in the kitchen to make healthy meals. (Even when the gluten-free cookies don't turn out, resulting in crisis). 

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SHE LOVES

That he texts her throughout the day. If she hasn't heard from him for four hours, it can safely be assumed he's dead (it's actually one hour, but she covered for him so he doesn't seem psycho). 

All of his surprises. Flowers, a toilet plunger, videos of all the kitchen utensils he bought or the massive heart he spent hours shoveling in the snow on their deck.

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HOW HE DESCRIBES HER

Cares about people. Selectively sensitive. Carefree and wild, never has safety in mind. 

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HOW SHE DESCRIBES HIM

Very thoughtful--he's helped her become a better friend. Sensitive, in tune with what people feel or need. Passionate (again, Anne of Green Gables..), pours himself into whatever he's doing.

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DREAMS AND GOALS TOGETHER

Kids, eventually. Traveling, doing mission work. Maybe retire in a different country. She's doing wilderness training and they'd love to run a wilderness therapy program. 

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FAVORITE MEMORIES TOGETHER

Their crazy wedding. Their honeymoon in the Caribbean. The first night in THEIR house. Dancing to "Marry Me" in the middle of the chaos of the house. Camping in the pouring rain (he was still able to make a fire! however, he was unable to light a damp match... (see above)). 

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DATE NIGHTS

They tend to do outdoor, hiking-type things. Her ideal is laser tag, paintball, Bullwinkles, or Chuck-E-Cheese.

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FAVORITE THINGS TO DO TOGETHER

Laughing. Running.

His day-off desires involve more movies , and hers involve more morning-to-night jam-packed activities. She concedes with the movies and TV shows provided there is cuddling, and (much like a puppy), she's fed and taken for a run.

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FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT BEING MARRIED

Sex.

Having a committed best friend around to do whatever you want with--sex. hiking, eating.

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OBSTACLES

They bought a house not long before they got married, and they've been remodeling, which has been a huge headache.

Crazy and incompatible work schedules.

Learning not to be as stubborn and independent. (Sometimes this means working things out until 4am). 

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MARRIAGE ADVICE

Put the other person first. 

Be honest to a ridiculous degree.

Be more stubborn than your fight.

Keep God as the foundation of your marriage.

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EVERYDAY

Do devotions together.

Listen to your spouse--actually care. Make sure not to just problem-solve.

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HARDEST PART OF MARRIAGE

Being away from each other so much.

Not getting to be selfish. It's a complete reorientation in your mindset.

(pictured above) Their famous "corncob". He husks, butters, and salts her arm, and then proceeds to eat it.

 

HIS ADVICE FOR WIVES

Put aside stereotypes. Listen to your husband instead of assuming you know what he's like.

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HER ADVICE FOR HUSBANDS

Listen, no matter how much you want to fix it. Hear her, and make sure she knows you care about what she's saying.

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THINGS THAT HAVE STRENGTHENED THEIR MARRIAGE THE MOST

Huge, tough conversations where you start to learn more things about each other. The premarital counseling they did beforehand.

Being vulnerable and accountable to other people.

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