by theLeidy of theLeidy's trinket box

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. ~Isaiah 61:10

bridesmaids cliporchid earringsalbum
wine glassesringdecal
inviteslace earringsprint

we are celebrating our third wedding anniversary this month, and it has been quite an experience. ever since my husband and i started dating, God has been an integral and central part of our relationship. and God has never let go of our hands.

i believe it is just about the perfect time to reflect on what the bible has to say about marriages.

So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. ~Matthew 19:6

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. ~Ephesians 5:31-33

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. ~Genesis 2:18-24

Do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to men who know the law—that the law has authority over a man only as long as he lives? For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage. So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress, even though she marries another man. Romans 7:1-3

"I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith. ~Malachi 2:16

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. ~Ephesians 5:22-33

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. ~1 Peter 3:1-7

may we all be married to our partners as Christ is married to the church.

Comments (9)

On June 3, 2010 at 11:39 PM , SassySashadoxie said...

Congrats on the anniversary. We hope there will be many more years of happiness in your future. Sasha and Athena.

On June 3, 2010 at 11:48 PM , Sheryl at Hand Painted Petals said...

Happy anniversary! May you enjoy many, many more years of happy and loving times. Thank you for including my wine glasses in your collection of such beautiful things. We've been married for nearly 16 years and, wow, it seems to have gone so fast! Thank you for sharing these passages -- Again, happy anniversary!

On June 4, 2010 at 6:02 AM , Laura Cameron said...

Congratulations and blessings on your anniversary

On June 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM , myeuropeantouch said...

Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary. I wish you both many, many more in the Lord.
May the blessings be bountyfull for the two of you.
I am delighted that my handmade Album is part of your Friday Finds and thank you so much.
Love every item you hvae chosen and will have to have a closer look.

On June 4, 2010 at 7:53 AM , MyJunkyTrunk® said...

Thank you so much for including the original MyJunkyTrunk painting, "Glad We Waited" in your blog! I know that God delights in marriage, so CONGRATULATIONS for your beautiful, lifelong union with your new husband! I pray that you will always see each other with the eyes of the Spirit, and that God will bless your family with love, joy, patience, strength, wisdom, and peace, all in our glorious Lord, Christ Jesus!

On June 4, 2010 at 8:44 AM , Our Family said...

Happy Anniversary!!


On June 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM , willies_spots said...

congrats on your anniversary! thank you for including my hair clip :)

On June 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM , ZudaGay said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely collection!

On June 4, 2010 at 9:30 PM , pfd said...

Happy anniversary! Good reminder of what God says about marriage and I love your choices especially MyJunkyTrunk's painting... it says so much!