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Your Righteousness Is Not Your Relationship Status: A Letter to Singles in the Church

Holiness will not earn you a spouse. Righteousness will not make you a wife. Marriage is not your prize. Jesus is. 

Last October | Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy after loss is complicated. It is ladened with fear. It asks “what-if” day in and day-out. It is a whole lot harder when we try to do it alone.

Journey to Eden | Our Unmedicated Hospital Birth

Eden Celeste Groves entered the world on May 18, 2019 via an unmedicated vaginal birth. This is her story.

We’re Back | And We’d Love Your Help

Hey friends! You may have noticed that we took a little hiatus here at Living Loved. To put it simply, parenthood has been far more and far better than we ever bargained for. Over the last month, the Groves family has been adjusting to the new world of one parent at...

What Not to Fall for in 2017

*Sigh* It's all over. The Christmas lights, the carols, the loads of fattening, sugary food baking in the oven. So this week, we prepare to clean it all up, and do it again. For some 2016 has been a year of great shock. For many, it has been a year of celebration. We...

5 Reasons to Rest during Holiday Madness

Hey friends! If you are reading this right now, odds are you are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of this season. With friends at our door steps ready to visit, home cooked meals in the oven, and presents waiting to be wrapped and placed under the tree, spare...

The Christmas Story=The Gospel Story

I just spent the last day thinking about what exactly I will write during this Christmas week. Over the last two weeks we have explored three characters leading up to Jesus's birth: Zechariah, Mary, and Joseph. Because this week is the one that leads up to Christmas,...

Christmas Traditions: Our First Year Together

I LOVE TRADITIONS. And I made sure to push them on my family from day one. If we did something once, I have always been sure to remind everyone that it has to happen the next year. For example, every Christmas eve we go to the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve service, then eat...

Through The Eyes of a Father

Not too long ago, I watched the home video of my parents' stay in the hospital just after my birth. My parents were young--23 and 25--and I was their first. You could tell they were playing it cool, but secretly, they had not idea what was coming for them. We had to...

It’s God’s Testimony–Not Mine

I grew up in a really "Christian" environment. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was five years old. I went to a private Christian school where my favorite class was Bible. I took part in every church activity. I loved Sunday mornings. At a distance, the world might...

Hello Parenthood!

Our daughter, Eden Celeste Groves, made her appearance on May 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm—two weeks late exactly. She is far more than we could have ever asked for or imagined.

Originally posted 2019-06-10 17:16:39.

My Husband is not a ‘Good One’

Marriage is so good. Marriage is also hard. There are many reasons that these statements are true, but one is very specifically on my heart today. It is a racially belittling phrase I have almost grown accustomed to hearing from people I love dearly. For a while now I...

What Christmas Means For Our Worship

Hey friends! I'm so glad you came back for the second week of me going on and on about Christmas time. If you didn't get a chance to read my post from last week about what Christmas means for us, go check it out! It'll give you a little context into this week. When...

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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