Archive for Marriage

Dear Friend, On today your wedding day…

Dear Friend,

On today your wedding day, I can’t stop thinking about how proud I am of you, not only proud of the relationship and love that we are celebrating today, but of the friend, woman, and human you have grown to be. Read More →

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The Bridegroom’s Love

At weddings, when the bride walks in for her big entrance, some heads turn to focus on the groom, to catch his reaction of seeing his bride.

Every man takes this moment differently and each expression is unique to the man and the relationship, none better than another. The best thing about this moment is, that in a relationship founded on love, the groom’s joy, excitement, and thankfulness stream out of his eyes. Check it out here…

[via Dallas Wilson Wedding Films / Facebook]

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A Dance Party… and exciting announcement 

We’ve had a wonderful summer in this neck of the woods. Busy and hot, but absolutely sweet.

The Salt Stories: A Special Announcement

We also have an exciting announcement…

 

We’re truly so excited that we can’t stop dancing. There have been challenging moments and natural fears, but we are enjoying the time we have with this new family member and looking forward to those hazy moments when we hold this baby for the first time. Not to mention all the new memories and milestones to come.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support you continue to show our family! We are grateful to share this journey with you.

For similar content click over to these posts about the emotions of our first pregnancy, the announcement, and the birth story.

 

The Salt Stories: A Special Announcement

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My marriage is making me holy

Maybe you have heard the phrase, “Your making me a saint…” Typically this expression is used sarcastically when your spouse is testing your patience, and think it is a funny phrase, but I propose to use it here with a positive spin.

Marriage has a two fold purpose: the sanctification of each other and the revelation and glorification of God to the world. Both are noble roles, and include many beautiful things, like the cultivating of life, raising of family, and serving those in need. For this post I will be focusing on the former, how marriage works towards goodness in a spouse’s life.

When a husband and wife get married in the Church, they are promising to love, honor, and be true at all times. In this promise they are also affirming that they believe God has chosen them to play an essential role in each other’s sanctification. Read More →

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Make Me an Instrument- verses for parents, spouses, friends, and workers

The words “make me an instrument” have been my prayer on repeat lately. I have clung to it when words and energy fall short…a resuscitation of old words that resound my desire to bring goodness and truth to every area of my life.

To be an instrument. Not the doer, but the means by which. A screwdriver may do work, but it is powerless on the tool bench without an actor. A piano may produce melodious sounds, but without the pianist it is just a piece of furniture. I want to be an instrument in the hands of God. Reaching to new places, as an accessible tool for God to do big work. Check out St. Francis of Assisi’s original Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace passage and stay tuned for parent, spouse, friend, and worker verses. Read More →

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10 pieces of advice for engaged couples

When Stuart and I were engaged we were giddy excited, as most preparing couples are. You have an excitement and an anticipation for something so good. We were gifted with a lot of wonderful advice and encouragement during that time. We were pumped to prepare for life together. Honestly, we are still learning so much and “preparing for our marriage” even now. As we process what advice has made the greatest impact we thought we would share it with you.

Below is a list of the top 10 pieces of advice that we try to make a daily part of our marriage.

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