This experience taught me something powerful…my journey is just that, my journey. I married my husband at a time in my life when I had little faith in myself or in humanity. I was young and hurt by situations I had encountered and I never imagined feeling differently. But I do. I found miracles in birth, death and relationships that have led me to believe in a higher power. What I have also realized is that I can have a fulfilling marriage with my best friend while also having contrasting views about life and death. While I hold tight to my belief in the afterlife, angels and spirit guides, my husband’s differing beliefs need not sway our love for each other or my faith. At the core of our relationship is a desire to be good parents, honest neighbors, providers, lovers and friends. That has never changed. With age came a beautiful enlightenment that makes finding God synonymous with sharing my life alongside someone who may never find that for himself. Spirituality need not be a joint path with exact views, but a journey taken alone while loving and supporting the person you chose to spend your life with.
Mandy Brasher has been married to her partner in crime for thirteen years and together they have two kids. She graduated from The Utah College of Massage Therapy and spent two years studying writing at Utah State University. She is currently working with her husband at their online apparel business, blogging daily and writing a book. After working as a licensed massage therapist in Las Vegas, she moved back to Utah to start a family and find a new career. Since then she has changed diapers, potty trained, worked as a barista and organized events for a non-profit. Mandy loves to travel, cook, do yoga and read. Follow her sass mouth and unexpected adventures on: