The Honeymoon

Life is finally here! Perfect bliss!

Well… Sort of.

Life? Well, its always been here, now its just shifted up a gear, a gear that involves so much more than just passionate “feely” love.

Perfect bliss? Well, bliss? Sure! But perfect?… Nope.

Life begins as a baby and we’re born as sinners. Life is an uphill climb where we must rely on Christ alone for our strength. But before my theological rhetoric gives you a three page lecture, lets talk about our honeymoon!

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It began as the wedding drew to a close. “normal” clothes donned and the car brought around, we hopped in and got the heck outta there!

Our journey began as we drove down route 58, talking of finally being married and how weird it felt. We stopped briefly to open our plethora (plethora, plethora) of letters, wherein we stocked up on a little wealth in a jar to save for some of the honeymoon.

After the little break we traveled for a couple hours, drove through Franconia notch (gorgeous mountains!)

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Our little resort was quite nice, with pleasant staff and comfortable lodging we were quite happy with the arrangements! We unpacked, felt absolutely exhausted and went to bed.

The next few days were a series of fun and relaxation, transitioning into life together. One things struck me throughout the week:

This isn’t perfect.

And as i said in the beginning, we didnt have “perfect” bliss because we’re imperfect people. Even honeymoons bring out our sinful hearts at times, but it was humbling as i reminded myself that life isn’t hollywood. People don’t always get along and life will never be perfect.

But as i make all you who are close to marriage discouraged, take heart! Marriage is what you make of it, so if you choose to let Christ live through you, then your bad expectations, attitudes, and selfishness will be greatly remedied. As colossians 3 says:

5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

“Once walked” is very encouraging! It means that that the sins we once openly walked to can be walked away from in Christ! So as the more sobering moments sink in, the happy ones make me smile also, so stick around for next time and follow me to hear about the good times we had and some of our trips on the honeymoon!

Thanks for reading!

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