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    How to Stay Modest on Your Wedding Day

    You’ve lived a modest life and kept yourself decent all this time. But now… it’s time to buy your wedding dress and you are painfully aware that wedding dresses just don’t come in “modest” anymore. Over the years I have seen far too many girls sacrifice their modesty on the most important day of their life. This can be for two reasons: 1. Modesty is largely unavailable in the line of wedding attire for brides (and maids!) 2. It really was in your heart all along to be immodest, and you are using number one as an excuse.   What I have learned is that for girls who have modesty…

  • Life as a Wife,  Wedding

    Wedding Bibles: More Than A Symbol

    I think I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I am a sentimentalist. Like many women, I am very fond of little trinkets, tokens, and keepsakes that evoke a flood of special memories. I save almost everything that has any remote significance. The items I hold most dear are the mementos intricately linked to my husband and the relationship God built between us. My wedding dress and veil, cards and love letters from him, an impressive collection of dried roses and petals. Dozens of little shreds of paper that probably look like garbage to others, but are actually sweet notes written on napkins or ripped corners of notebook paper…

  • Life as a Wife,  Wedding

    Why We Don’t Wear Wedding Bands

    We broke a cardinal rule of society. We did not exchange rings at our wedding. Most people do not dare to ask why, but we get some funny looks from time to time. I do not doubt the absence of such a “fundamental aspect of marriage” is very perplexing to a great number of people. No wedding bands on the fingers of a happily married Christian couple? I’m sure more than one has thought “You people are not normal.”   So what were we thinking? Some may assume it is because of possible ties to pagan rituals and roots in magic. To be truthful, I have never looked this up…

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    Wedding Details – 5 Things I’m Glad I Changed Last Minute

    You know how they say every girl has been planning their wedding from the time they were little? Well… not me. I may have occasionally thought about who my bridesmaids would be, or how many I would have or what colors I wanted, but, other than that… it was the farthest thing from my mind.  But, when Mark asked me to marry him and I began planning in full force… it was SO FUN. The majority of the wedding was DIY since I like to be creative. We pulled it off on a minimal budget (less than $1000) and I do not feel in any way that our wedding was…