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Making Little Versions of Me | Advent Celebration Day 7

If you haven't heard, I'm growing a person inside of me. (That was totally a joke, by the way--I realize talk about this ALL the time.) With each day she grows stronger and more ready to take on this world on her own, Austin and I have to ask ourselves how we will...

His Way Is Better | Advent Celebration Day 6

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such...

King of All | Advent Celebration Day 5

And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.... And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”...

He Sees Your Storm | Advent Celebration Day 4

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the...

More than Sweet Baby Jesus: Advent Celebration Day 3

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it...

Jesus Over Tradition: Advent Celebration Day 2

Good morning friends! Today is the second day of our 15 days of Advent study. If you missed yesterday, check out that post first and if you're coming to see this post later (after the 11th of December) check out all the posts we have done so far! This morning we rose...

Celebrating the Next 15 Days of Advent

If you're anything like me, the holiday season tends to catch you out of nowhere. Despite having ten months to prepare, it seems like the minute we put up the tree, it's time to start planning Christmas logistics once again. In the midst of budgeting for presents,...

Being Intentional with Marriage during Pregnancy

After months of sickness and secrets, almost everything is out and in the open! We are pregnant! We are having a girl! And her name is.... Gotcha! You'll just have to wait a little longer to learn that secret 😉 And even though we have been keeping all these secrets...

Learning to Lean Not On My Own Understanding

I wrote this post days after losing our first baby. It is raw and real and exactly how I was feeling in those moments. Since writing these words, God has taught me SO much which I cannot wait to share with you in future posts, but for now, I hope you will read with...

When Work Seems to Creep into Marriage

“Leave work at work” is an easy thing to say when we ask ourselves how to balance work and marriage. But more and more, it becomes second nature to bring work home.

Don’t Prepare for the Perfect Marriage

"You guys are such goals." "You're the cutest couple ever." "I hope I get a relationship like that." Words. They will fill your engagement with confidence. They will spark a sweet pride in this once-in-a-lifetime stage of your life. "Your wedding will be the best day...

To the Future Groom: 8 Nuggets of Wisdom

Engagement is an insane time for brides and grooms to be. There is planning for the biggest day of your life, there is enjoying events in celebration of your story, and there is preparing for a lifetime of love and service with your wife.

About Us

Lauren and Austin here! We are a Christian couple living in Nashville, Tennessee. Austin is a teacher and Lauren is a writer. We both love getting to know other people which is why we decided to start connecting with you through content creation.

We believe in authentically sharing our stories with one another. We believe that choosing Jesus and one another impossible without the Holy Spirit and incredible intentionality. We love spending mornings at the gym, listening to sermon podcasts, and making late night trips to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard.

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Marriage

We got married in August 2016! It was both the best day of our lives and the beginning of an adventure we are so glad to call ours. We are learning more about the ups and downs of marriage every day, but both agree that it is the greatest blessing of our lives. It is the most sanctifying experience either of us have ever had, and we would love to share the experience with you! Check this page out to get a glimpse of the process leading up to a wedding and everything since.

Faith

The Lord has taught us so much individually and together in our time with him. He has also been molding our hearts not only as a bride and groom to one another, but a bride to Christ as a part of the church. Isaiah 54:5 proclaims, “For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name.” We believe that everything we do is in light of and in submission to the Gospel. In these posts, we will walk through Scripture to make these connections. We have gone through Old and New Testament books, we have explored topics like marriage and community, and we suggest books and sermons that we think you might love as well.

Lifestyle

“Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all to the glory of the Lord.” Part of living as a loved bride of Christ is doing the day-to-day through the lens of the Gospel. In these posts, you will find everything from recipes to budgeting to living actively in our own community.

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