One of greatest hopes for our business is that we would be a voice of positivity + encouragement for our couples as they are beginning their journey of marriage together. Because we love marriage. We believe in it. We are advocates for it. And it isn’t something we are shy about!! We want to tell them that they are making an AMAZING decision to commit to forever together + that we believe in the power of a forever marriage!! A marriage the will span decades + be filled with lots of fun + laughter, but also periods of trial + difficulty that will bring refinement to each person individually + as a couple!
So, why do I personally love marriage so much?
Although Caleb + I have only been married for a little over ten months, I have heard several couples who have been married a LOT longer than us say similar things about marriage, + each day I am finding this to be more + more true:
I love that Caleb will always be there for me. I am never alone, I never have to face anything alone. We are in this life TOGETHER–the good + the bad. I always have someone to celebrate with … I always have someone to grieve with. I have someone to dream with + take risks on those dreams with. And if all fails, he will still be there. He is my partner in life, my teammate, the person I go to first + with everything. My best friend. My confidant. Someone I can completely be my true self around–no walls, nothing to hold back–and he still loves me. And he always will love me … even when sometimes he might not like me : )
THIS is my favorite thing about marriage. This is what I think is SO beautiful about it. The commitment. The promise. It is a feeling I can’t compare with anything else (but not just a feeling–the act of loyalty + faithfulness come along with it). I believe this is what makes marriage SO powerful. And it is why I don’t just believe in my own marriage, but also the marriages of those around me. I’m HONORED to be in position where I get to walk alongside couples as they are choosing this powerful relationship that I believe can truly change the world as it changes us + makes us better people individually along the way <3