Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Love & Marriage: Becca & Jake - What Inspires Us

This picture is of my grandparents on their wedding day - Jake and I have been blessed to see many of the family marriages in our lives played out.  We're inspired by those who have gone before us - those who've made promises on their wedding day that they've kept, regardless of how hard their marriage has become, or what life has thrown at them.  We've learned through these marriages that love is:

a daily decision - one where we choose to act in love regardless of our feelings

a decision not to be rushed into but to be thought through with care

becomes a relationship that has a mushroom affect - touches all those around you

We've decided and hope to hold fast to the idea that we want our marriage to live beyond us - we want our marriage to leave a legacy for others to follow - we want to be that couple that others say "gosh they are so in love" - even when we are old and gray and great grandparents.

We've learned so far that building a marriage takes so much work + prayer + community, but is so worth it!  Here are some books we've learned so much through that we want to share with you:

For Men Only/For Women Only - Shaunti  & Jeff Feldhahn

Love and Respect - Emerson Eggerichs

The 5 Love Languages - Gary Chapman

Sheet Music - Kevin Lehman

Sacred Marriage - Gary Thomas


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