Today I have been married to my wonderful husband for two years and I thought I would share a few simple thoughts on the beauty I have found in such an imperfect relationship due to the grace and faithfulness God pours over us.

If I had to sum up life with any word it would be, grace, and to be brief, marriage has shown me what this word means in ways that I used to read about but never could understand so deeply until now. I have learned that if you are willing to give God a tiny bit of yourself he is SO faithful to show you how much of himself he has and wants to give to you, 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.” One way I have seen this relentless faithfulness unfold is in the oneness I see God creating between Colin and I, our hearts being knit together. This oneness is created not only by God showing his grace and faithfulness to us but also when we learn by example and give others and ourselves his grace and faithfulness.

I don’t believe in soulmates in the sense that there is but one person in the world you are destined for but I do believe that Christ is making us one as we are faithful (even in the tiniest ways) to him and his amazing Covenant of marriage. I refuse to take credit for the oneness I feel with my husband because there just is noway that two imperfect humans could pull that off, and trust me I am not that agreeable!

We are all in process and I pray that in a year from now we will have an even deeper sense of who God is and how crazy we are for him and each other. I believe the way to do this is by pursuing God instead of making our significant others or jobs or any other idol you have your strength or joy. Psalm 28:7 says, “The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving”.

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