Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! Ours was filled with airbnb rentals, Game of Thrones (finally made it to season 3 because man that show can be hard to watch!) and my mom’s fabulous cooking! SO GOOD. Last night she made: Balsamic Glazed Caprese Chicken, Lemon Orzo w/ Asparagus, a super yummy spinach salad, and a cheese board (twice in one weekend)! It was a big hit, definitely recommend.
So, I recently listened to Episode #68 of The Happy Hour Podcast with Jamie Ivey and her guest Jami Nato. Jami Nato is a wife, mom, writer, Jesus lover and she has this incredible story of grace and redemption that God has worked into her life through her marriage, an affair and some serious struggle! That episode was so emotional and so raw and you should definitely go listen to it! Plus Jami is funny, sarcastic and relatable so it’s an easy listen. But I also wanted to share some of Jami’s marriage advice from her blog because I think it’s fitting for this post since I’m sharing pictures from my cousin Lisa’s wedding two weeks ago at the Caswell House in Austin, TX!
Here is Jami’s advice (from her blog):
“when things get difficult, really difficult, don’t look inward. don’t “believe in yourself”. don’t wake up and try harder. the answer is not inside of you, but outside of you.
simply ask God to show up and change your heart and mind. ask HIM to help you love your husband like He loves your husband. and when you do it all wrong. when you mess up bad and hurt your husband. when you act stupid and say things you shouldn’t have said, know that God still loves you. He will not turn away from you. He knows all the worst things about you and still chooses you.
that is how you love each other. not tips on communication, not better sex, not more kids, not a bigger house. not a better job.
you wake up and ask God to help you love a person that is sometimes unlovable because you recognize that you too are the very same.
good news for newlyweds who don’t know what they’re getting themselves into when they say, I DO. none of us knew!
maybe God does that on purpose.
And if you want more of her advice on marriage, check out this guest post she also wrote on the topic.
Wedding Reception Venue: The Caswell House
Cheers to the beautiful bride and groom!