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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Snapshots & Marriage talk

We've started this tradition of family photos already. I love the idea of watching our family grow from two to some day quite a few more :)

Our dear friend, Rachael is an amazing photographer that truly captures personalities of everyone she takes photos of - and we are excited to be a part of her art. Don't you think she rules!? And if you live in Colorado, well then consider yourself lucky to have an amazing photographer close by!
Take a look at a few of the moments she captured...I'm telling ya, she's amazing...





Now, we've been married two years and two months into our third year  - and guess what? I'm still not an expert on this whole being married thing. But there's good news - you don't have to be. All you need is love, grace and forgiveness (among a few other things). Prideful hearts can cause more strife than necessary, however grace and forgiveness allows love to endure all things.

We aren't perfect and our marriage isn't either, but we love each other like crazy and placed a few "guidelines" in our relationship to keep it sacred....if you don't keep sacred things sacred, well then they aren't sacred anymore, right? And I'm sure there may be a few folks that say, "hey, guidelines seem a bit controlling," but it's about intentionality in protecting what we value and the vow we made!
{A few of our marriage rules include weekly date nights, avoiding one-on-one lunches/dinners with the opposite sex alone, praying together....}

During our wedding ceremony, Steve and I tied a cord of three. Each cord represented Steve, me and God. Tying the cords together was illustrating to our family and friends that our relationship can only with-stand the storms because God is intertwined in it all. He's in the way we spend our finances, in the way we communicate and most importantly - the way we forgive!! Our bond can't be quickly broken.

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12                                                    

I considered myself very blessed to be married to a man that loves Christ first, acts like a fool with me, and loves me through all my crazy day dreams.

How do you keep your marriage/relationships sacred?

with joy,
Aneta Nina

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