Well here we are at blog number two and the internet hasn’t crashed from my first post! I would call that a win for sure.
All jokes aside, I am super excited to be here, to have this opportunity to explain to whomever reads this what “The Warrior Bride Blog” is all about. Where did the idea come from? Where do you come in to the picture? Where do I see these posts going in the future? That is why I wanted to sit down and reveal the heart behind every single word I will post from here on out. So here we go:
First, if you hadn’t had the chance yet, go read my first blog “Hi, Nice To Meet You.”, where I introduce myself and give you a little insight on who it is behind the computer screen writing these blogs. Then, come back to finish this one.
So now that you know who I am let’s talk!
Where did the idea for “The Warrior Bride Blog” come from?
Oh geesh. Honestly, going through my life, I had always longed for companionship, friendship, deep conversations that lasted in to an eternity, and accountability that went both ways. I didn’t start to realize the importance of all of those until Ethan and I were engaged. Looking back, I remember all the times I was asked “So, how is wedding planning going?” but rarely being asked “Are you ready to take on the role of being a wife?” or “How has the Holy Spirit been preparing your heart for marriage?” Girls from a young age, grow up excited to be a bride but not seeing the pure depths of what comes after the wedding day bliss. The amazing chaos of being a wife. Sure, there is pre-marital counseling (Which was superb for us and we highly recommend) where you and your soon-to-be husband sit down with a more seasoned couple and discuss the good plus the bad of marriage and what’s to come. However, it takes more than just one husband and wife to fully edify another couple for their future marriage. It takes all of us as the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 NIV tells us, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.” Jesus loves seeing the body unite, beyond how difficult the matter might be. Wedding planning might be stressful, but letting The Holy Spirit speak through you to a young bride can change the whole atmosphere in her life.
Not to mention, the farther in to wedding preparation I got, the more questions I came up with. “What am I actually going to be like as a wife?” “Am I really ready to be with one person till death do us part?” “How do you fold a fitted sheet?” (That last one still boggles me) Now that we are married, I am figuring out that more women have or have had the same questions I did! So I wanted to figure out a way to help women enjoy and make the most out of the biggest testimony in their lives: their marriage.
Thus, the idea of starting a blog was born! Do I believe that this blog will be a solvent to all marital issues? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But do I believe that somewhere along the line, Jesus will put words in to my head to speak life in to other women for His glory? YOU BET I DO! Plus, I believe that God will take TWBB farther, something like writing a book or helping counsel women face to face (but we will cross that bridge when we get there).
Where Do I See TWBB Going In The Future?
Anywhere Jesus wants it too of course!
No, but really, I see so much coming from posting these blogs, and it excites my heart more than I can put in to a sentence! I have put so many tears, prayers, thoughts, notes, discussions, and sleepless nights in to just getting this far. If the two blogs were all I posted and then tomorrow The Holy Spirit said “That’s enough.”, I would nonetheless be thrilled because I was obedient to what He asked of me. I don’t see that being the case just yet though.
The main mission behind TWBB is to equip, utilize, and reveal the warrior bride in all of us, no matter what age or what stage we are in. When women read these blogs, I pray that they are encouraged to know that there are other women out there that have struggled in the same ways they have. I pray that young women who aren’t married yet, will see the joy that comes only from that special union with their husband. I implore that more seasoned wives and mothers will step out in faith to the younger women training up and disciple them, just as they should according to Titus 2:3-5 NIV, “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” How perfect, in that God gives us this instruction to support our fellow sisters.
There is so much more I see coming from creating “The Warrior Bride Blog”.
Where do you come in to the picture?
Aha! This is the fun part because it includes audience participation.
In the last ten months of Ethan and I being married, we have had our share of struggles, arguments, and imperfections just as any other married couple does. However, we have had many more breakthroughs and days of rejoicing in each others strengths than not. It has been a long journey and it is far from over. We are excited to see where God leads our lives in the future. Including, in several years having children of our own, settling in to our own house, and seeing the career changes that are destined to happen. We have lived a lot of life, and from that, many important topics have been brought forth about marriage that is not your general conversation.
I have thought of many future blogs that I see peaking interest in my readers, such as anything from “The Importance of Submission”, ranging to “Keeping Date Night Fun”. What I need from you is your questions that you or somebody you know has! I love hearing from women (or men asking for the women in their lives) what has been on their hearts lately. I would love to talk to you and help in any way that I can. I won’t act like I have all the answers, because I don’t. However, doing this blog keeps myself accountable to ask others for answers and seek The Lord for just the right words. Plus, you never know, your question might be the one that is resting on another individuals heavy heart.
With that being said, shoot me an email or a personal message on Facebook and Instagram! I would love to hear your feedback and questions. I can not wait to see where The Lord leads TWBB! Thanks for reading!
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