Tomorrow is a special day for one of our own! Emma (Emdaisy1), our webmaster and Jill of all trades, is getting married! The three of us who are already in that blessed state – Samuru, MRNewman, and myself – are offering just a few words about marriage below, but we’d love for you as readers to help us wish a blessed day and marriage by commenting so that this post will serve as our guestbook for Emma. Thanks in advance for the comments and helping to make her day just a teensy bit more special!
Samuru’s Words of Wisdom
Hey there Emma, I just want to start by saying how happy it is to know you’re joining the married club! It is a blessing from God to be united to the one you love. Knowing that you have your best friend beside you during the good and bad of life, gives you a strength you wouldn’t have alone. Keep Christ the foundation of everything you do together, be yourselves, make time to take dates, and encourage each other. You both have great potential, and I pray in Jesus name that you will fulfill all the dreams He has for you as a family, and individually. God bless!
First, congratulations Emma. I know Michael already welcomed you into the married club, so I won’t re-emphasize the point. There were many pieces of advice I was given before getting married, but only one thing that I truly remember and hold with me. The Pastor who married me and my wife (over 10 years ago) told us that our life was like a triangle with the Lord at the top peak. As long as we both are trying to reach the Lord, we will grow closer to one another in the process. Putting the Lord at the center of your marriage will help. We falter in that sometimes. Life gets in the way of our own best intentions. Yet even baby steps toward that goal will bring you closer together. May He bless and protect your marriage. May He guide you both in the future and may you both keep Him at the center.
Marriage is a beautiful thing, but it can be terrifying, too. How can two people who are sinners by themselves unite together and make it work? Sometimes, it just doesn’t – our terrible selves get in the way. Thankfully, we aren’t on our own. As you worship God through your marriage, remember that there’s nothing grace can’t heal. You’ll be challenged to be gracious often and occasionally to the extreme, and if you’re like me, you’ll forget to be gracious or you’ll choose your pride and sense of justice above mercy and love. Don’t. Don’t let busyness and difficulties cloud your love for your spouse, and if it does, when it does, lean back on Christ and his graciousness and let that strengthen you to love when you’re not able, and give when you have nothing left. God bless and take care!
Please give your own well wishes to Emma in the comment section below!