Courtesy of the Peaceful Wife, here is a story that should brighten most people’s day:
I have had the privilege recently of being able to help prepare a Christian, virgin bride for her honeymoon night. She contacted me with some questions and it was such an honor to be able to share the excitement, wonder and holiness of this time with her and to be able to offer her some words of wisdom about what to expect and some ideas about how to help things go smoothly.
Since I found her blog Peaceful Single Girl recently, I have become quite fond of it. It offers meaningful and helpful relationship advice to young women that is grounded in Christian teaching. I’ve added it to my blogroll under Christian blogs, and recommend it to all of my single female readers.
A couple of paragraphs later she tells her own story about her marriage and honeymoon, which is likewise heartwarming:
Greg and I dated for 6 years before we married. I was only 15 when we met. He was 16. He proposed to me at sunset looking over Lake Murray in Columbia, SC on my 20th birthday and we got married a little over a year later. Our honeymoon night was our first time consummating our relationship. It is one of my most cherished memories. How thankful I am that we didn’t squander that gift from God!
Since the post first went up the Bride-to-be has shown up on the thread as well:
God bless. August 10 is the date! I shall then be a peaceful wife instead of a peaceful single girl.
God bless all of you single ladies! It’s so worth the wait!
I invite all of my readers to head over to the post at Peaceful Single Girl and congratulate her and her future husband on their upcoming [white] wedding.
[I am still working on my next “Rethinking Christian Marriage” post. Unfortunately, writer’s block is slowing me down, so I probably won’t finish and post it until late Friday or Saturday]