mason jar manifesto.

i was creepin' on a photog website that i lurve
[helloooo webster's, make room for new words]
and found this blog post titled mason jar manifesto
by aussie photog jonas peterson.

while i'm not getting married anytime soon
[to my knowledge],
this is an awesome post.

many people plan and plan and plan for their wedding,
but they fail to plan for their marriage.
and the truth is,
at the end of the day,
the most important part of your wedding
is who is waiting at the end of the aisle for you.

God designed marriage for us to have a lifelong partner in our lives.
everyone has bad days.
maybe you feel like you need to yell at your spouse.
maybe you feel like being selfish.
whatever the reason, everyone is imperfect.
but God did not design marriage for us to make each insanely happy.
we cannot look for another person to do that.
it's impossible!
and the moment we finally figure that out,
we allow ourselves to be free.
free from expectations of others and ourselves
that will undoubtedly fail us.

God created husbands and wives to steer one another in the right direction.
to show one another agape, or self-sacrificial love.
this means always putting the other person in front of yourself,
even if it's the most difficult thing you've ever done.

ecclesiastes 4:12 says,
"though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  a cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

with a Christ-centered relationship and an unwavering commitment to making it work,
we'd flip divorce statistics.
we were made to fight for things that we believe in.
and let's face it,
a good fight is worth every bit of it.

and ps: these two may or may not be the cutest things ever.

Wedding Preview: Jess and Scott at the Flying Caballos Ranch from The Cana Family on Vimeo.

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