Shoulder to Shoulder

breakfastdinner coffee philstudy hongchadatenight This weekend we had the opportunity of traveling to a nearby city and attending a marriage conference for two nights. We had pizza, a Starbucks and were able to squeeze in a trip to H&M (happy me!). Most importantly it was wonderful to meet and fellowship with others, sit under some insightful teaching and spend some time resting and reflecting on the last year of our lives. It has been quite the journey for us so far but I can honestly say I have such respect and admiration for that husband of mine.

Some of the things we discussed…

Marriage is when we are no longer a part from each other, but when we are the rest of each other.

It is when we make each others destiny more important than our own.

Marriage is building a structure that will last forever. A structure that is not built on a foundation that comes from within our selves, but from a foundation that is Christ.

Marriage is conquering the mountains of life together… shoulder to shoulder, fighting the battle, buckled together.

It is a celebration. A gift of growth.

It is a living breathing illustration of Jesus’s love for his bride.

Marriage is sharing in God’s grace together.

Marriage for me is being thankful for a man who wants more than a relationship centered around us but a relationship centered on grace.