love and respect

my favorite thing about my hectic life right now is being married. i love being married! we have been through so much this year that i can't imagine doing all of that alone. a Godly marriage (at least trying for one) is hard work, but when i think of the other alternatives (like a non-christian marriage), i am so thankful that God had pete in mind for me. i know some of you are married, some are not and want to be someday, and some of you may not want to; but no matter what relationships you are in, i want to encourage you to continue on striving to be the man or woman that God is molding you into, instead of searching hi and low for the Godly man or woman you desire. our girl's group recently talked about this issue, and i have been thinking a lot about it. if God has it in His plan for you to be married, then you will. the trick is staying in His will so you will know the time when it comes. please don't view this post as anything but me wanting to encourage you and thank you for supporting me and pete in our marriage. you are a great group of friends, we love living here, and your friendship and love is so uplifting to us.

this picture is one of my favorites (plus it was one of the only good ones that wasn't a wedding photo, i show those off a lot). i pray that whatever relationships you are in (or not in) you will be so grateful. hopefully you can see God's perfect timing in that, He knows what we need when we need it, not when we want it!

praise Him continually,
amy-g

5 comments:

jen said...

It makes me happy to see the two of you happy...Pete has been a good friend to us for so long and we are thankful that he found you. Can't believe you've almost been married two years!

Claire said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I am excited for what God has in store for... well, me, and all of our friends! It is going to be cool (and has been!) to watch his will unfold! And yes, amen to the 'stop searching' part- only by being who God has created us to be in Him can we ever be in a place to be a husband or wife to another of his children!

Ciao Baby said...

I'm almost finished with the book 'For Women Only' and then you can read it. It's such an eye-opening 'i should have known stuff' Men need to be honored and respected and your relationship with Pete shows that:)

ryan said...

indeed. you guys rock!

Mel said...

AMEN!