There’s a purple home-burnt mix CD that I keep in my car. Scrawled in permanent marker are the words “See Me Through” – the title of the first song on the CD. It’s that CD I put in when I’m angry, frustrated, hurt, annoyed, or just tired of being married. It’s been there since our very first year of marriage, and it has seen me through many ups and downs and fights and hurts.
On the CD are songs that mean things to me and Russ, songs that remind me that this love is worth fighting for, songs that make me feel like we can get through whatever we are going through. Sometimes music can be such a therapeutic tool to process our negative emotions and be encouraged about the future.
Here’s a list of some songs that I hope will encourage you wherever you are in your marriage.
I Keep on Lovin You by Reba McEntire
Do It Anyway by Martina McBride
See Me Through by Rascal Flatts
Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
Like I Am by Rascal Flatts
Remember When by Alan Jackson
In Her Eyes by Josh Groban
You Are Loved by Josh Groban
So Small by Carrie Underwood
All of Me by Matt Hammitt
Restore by Chris August
Stand By You by Rachel Platten
Once in a Lifetime Love by Keith Urban
What about you? Do you have any songs that have helped you get through a tough time in your marriage? What would you add to this list of love songs for troubled marriages?