The truth is, being Silas’ wife was the no-deal-breaker promise I needed to force me to trust God – no matter what – in our relationship. I married Silas because I knew I would be able to follow God better, and even in our few months of marriage that has proven to be true.
However, a loving Pastor gave me one of the greatest gifts a Pastor could give to a bride-to-be. A few phone calls and texts later, and he arranged a coffee date for me and a former military/current police wife. I gleaned so much wisdom and encouragement from Bethany over that java in Kansas City.… Read More 6 Marriage Tips from a (Former Military) Police Wife
Let me guess . . . you know a Christian who cusses, or drinks too much, or didn’t save sex for marriage. Maybe they go to church on Sundays (or skip more than they attend) but are the first to lose patience in line at the grocery store.
Plus, why are Christians all so incredibly judgemental?! Didn’t Jesus say “judge not lest you be judged?” Aren’t Christians supposed to be tolerant and loving?
Why are all Christians such hypocrites!… Read More Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?
To be honest, I struggled big-time with contentment in my singleness before my husband and I tied the knot earlier this year. I longed for the days I would be married already. I just wanted that covenantal, exclusive, never-ending love with Silas that marriage promised me. I wasn’t going to be happy until I had it for myself.… Read More Contentment in Singleness: Love Has Already Found You
Something was missing: the key to unlocking all of these wedding lies I began to believe as an adult. But it wasn’t until I found myself planning my own wedding with my now-husband that I figured this one little secret out that would change my view of weddings and return to me that joy I had as a little girl – for good.… Read More 3 Wedding Myths Busted: Why Those Tiny Details Matter
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4, ESV) When it came to wedding traditions, my husband was much more adamant about keeping them than I was (up until I accepted help from my family and friends,… Read More Why I Ditched the Bouquet Toss at my Wedding
This culture of demanding people to share more of the depths of their hearts opens up a whole new door for shame and brokenness to fester . . . And I believe that’s probably the reason why it’s not quite the biblical thing to do.… Read More How to be Biblically Authentic: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Commenting “Me Too”
Seeing my groom before the ceremony granted me the ability to give him a once-in-a-lifetime surprise, and helped me embrace joy and peace before the ceremony. … Read More Why I’m So Glad We Had a “First Look”
I am willing to bet that these five wedding budget tips I learned through the trials and errors of planning our small (45 guests!) DIY celebration will be completely applicable for your wedding planning situation. This isn’t your typical breakdown of exactly how much I spent and on what – because what Silas and I determined important won’t necessarily be important to you. Implement these simple budgeting tips and I know you’ll be released of so much wedding planning stress!… Read More 5 Ultimate Wedding Budget Tips for Every Bride
Wedding planning took a turn for the worst when my wedding dress got lost in the mail . . . my wedding dress that belonged to my best friend! … Read More I Lost My Best Friend’s Wedding Dress
I had never had so many emotions or felt so much power to crush every lie this culture has ever spoken of love. I felt the presence of my family, both new and old, and our most dear friends. I looked into the face of my groom, who did all he could to hold back the tears that were threatening to wash his face; but he couldn’t stop the love and joy from shining through, brighter than I’d ever seen. I never knew it was possible to tangibly see the love someone has for you in quite the way my Silas showed me.… Read More Myrick Marriage: Our Little White Chapel Wedding