Marriage—The Discovery Continues

0 comments Posted on March 28, 2017

by Sarah Sundin

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The other day my husband put brown sugar in his coffee.

This wouldn’t seem strange to most people, but Dave is a coffee purist. He says God made coffee black, and that’s the way God intended us to drink it. For the past twenty-seven years of marriage, my sweet husband has teased me about “ruining” my coffee with milk and flavored syrups. For the past few years, he’s teased our grown children about their frou-frou beverages—“waving a coffee bean over a cup of milk.”

Then I caught him mixing brown sugar into his coffee.

And he confessed to similar transgressions in the past.When Tides Turn

Mind. Blown.

I posted a picture to Facebook. Our sons were stunned. Our daughter said to stock up on bottled water and canned goods, because the apocalypse is coming.

But when it came down to it, I cherish that moment. Not only did my husband lose all coffee-teasing rights forever, but I learned something new about the man I love.

When we say “I do,” we think we’ll never know and love our spouses more than we do that day. What a joy to learn we were wrong, to discover new depths and quirks and trivia, to broaden our knowledge and deepen our love.

Enjoy the discovery! And stock up on brown sugar.

Sarah Sundin is the author of nine historical novels, including When Tides Turn. Her novel Through Waters Deep was a 2016 Carol Award finalist and won the INSPY Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California. Please visit her at, on Facebook and on Twitter.


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