Our Story

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I will be the first to tell you that marriage is hard. Its wonderful and there are moments when the blessing I’ve found in my husband takes my breath away. But there are times when we don’t like each other, and it takes a conscious decision to choose love. I am a sinner and my husband is a sinner and when we got married, we brought all our sin and selfishness and addictions and struggles into our marriage. The beauty of this is the difficult things we face both individually and as a couple gives us a platform to proclaim the gospel and to boast not in our own ability, but in Christ’s power  {2 Corinthians 12:9}

My husband and I continue to see the work God is doing in us and through us but our struggles are still very real. I am a messy, imperfect, selfish human that is clinging to the goodness of a merciful, gracious, forgiving, redeeming savior who has promised that he will work all things for good {Romans 8:28} and  will complete the purpose he predestined for me {Philippians 1:6}

When we married in 2013 {in the sweetest little chapel on the sunniest May afternoon} we promised each other our lives. To have and to hold from that day forward, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poor, to love and to cherish – forever. We are still fighting, still learning, and still struggling to love each other transparently, honestly, and unconditionally. In our imperfect, messy lives, God is working. We desperately need him and he is ready to show up. Because of the grace of God we love each other better, respect each other more, and have a much deeper understanding of the commitment required to stay true to each other and to honor the promise we made to God.

Our story looks much like a marriage working through addictions, fear and loneliness – but so much more is intertwined here. It  is a story of grace and redemption. Of change and refinement. God used the brokenness from the past and the early years of our marriage to mold my husband and I, but it is not what defines us, our marriage, or our story. God has done and continues to do more abundantly than I could have ever imagined in our lives. I hope that message is laced this blog as I share how God is using our marriage to bring glory to His kingdom and teach us unconditional love, grace, mercy, and goodness.

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