a guest post by brittany
Maybe you’re like me, and you never had that beautiful picture of what a God honoring marriage looked like. Maybe you’ve believed the lies that people always leave, or that you aren’t good enough at something. For me, I’ve believed that maybe I won’t make a good enough wife. I struggle to work, get dinner on the table, keep the my home spotless, serve in ministry, and love people well. I’ve struggled with having a gentle and quiet spirit. I’ve seen marriages in trouble, I’ve seen marriages rocked by affairs, I’ve seen people give up when things get tough. And the enemy wants to use all of this to scare me, to prevent me from selflessly loving my future husband, from trusting him and submitting to his leadership, to put up barriers that keep us from true intimacy.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10).
Over the next two weeks, I plan to press into the Lord more than ever. To stay close to his loving voice, to study His word for insight and wisdom on marriage, to pray for Ronnie and our marriage. To seek wisdom and words of encouragement from couples that have been married for many years. I plan to spend this time preparing my heart for this beautiful thing God created called marriage. Please feel free to stop by my blog at Happy is A Choice to follow me on my journey of honoring Jesus through life and my marriage.
Brittany is a 20-something girl who loves Jesus, running, coffee, books, and one really cute boy. She is temporarily sidelined from running because of a recent diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and learning how to choose joy in the midst of every circumstance. Read her blog and follow Brittany on twitter.