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To My Fellow “Young-Marrieds”

From the moment our lungs first fill with air, we become burdened with expectations. We are expected to smile when we dream as infants, learn to say “mama” or “dada”, and start walking at a certain age. Then the expectations grow. Standardized testing in elementary...

Being Knit Together in Love…

I am a camp girl through and through. Starting as an eight-year-old, I marked my calendar for that one anticipated week each year. I began packing weeks in advance, planned out all my outfits for worship, and looked forward to nothing more than getting out of my...

20 Ways to Intentionally Love your Wife: a Husband’s Thoughts.

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:28 ESV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . This week I decided to meld together my guest post and marriage post from the voice of my favorite human: Austin...

The Brilliance of Jesus

Simple truths guide our lives. It's simply true that I have class at 9 am most days. It's simply true that if I drink coffee too late, I won't go to sleep. It's simply true that I have got to go to the grocery today or I am going to starve my husband. Last week, we...

20 Ways to Intentionally Love your Husband

Beloved. I love this word so. I pointed out my affection for it in Monday's post, and I will bring attention to it once again today. It is a word that points out the most intentional and intimate kinds of love. It says, "I cherish you, my love. I want what's best for...

The Simple Gospel

The Gospel is the means by which I breathe. The means by which I am married. The means by which I write. Sound dramatic? Maybe. False? Absolutely not. Let me clarify. My entire being longs for my own satisfaction. Every time I see something or someone I know will...

Wholly Inadequate

Adequate: satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity. Adequacy: the state or quality of being adequate. I spent my teenage years, as most do, trying to fulfill these two definitions though others' opinions of me. I spent my dating relationship with Austin...

The Beginnings of Great Glory

Glory. What a word? Merriam-Webster defines this word as praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent or a state of great gratification or exaltation. It's a word that floods many heads and hearts when thinking of winning the big game. It comes to mind...

The Love Study

  This week has been a lot. A lot of red, a lot of pink, a lot of close up pictures of roses and sappy Facebook posts (I will totally admit that I was responsible for writing one of them). I would be lying if I said that I hate Valentine's day. I love a good excuse to...

God’s Word: The Best of Transcripts

"...but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15 ESV)...

Jesus Dance

My favorite place in the whole world is in the grip of my husband's arms, head against his chest, swaying to the sweet sound of notes harmonizing perfectly. Sometimes those notes are in our head, sometimes they blare from speakers surrounding us. My favorite place to...

When our Husbands Hurt

My dear fellow wife, I know. I know you've been thrown a curve ball. I know your heart is hurting. It's hurting because your husband's heart is hurting. Your sweet rock has been cracked. He has been kicked, bruised, torn down. He has been rejected. He is suffering...

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.

Thank you for stopping by. We would love for you to stay a while, leave some comments, and even join us long term.

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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