How to Find Joy That Lasts After the Wedding
June 20, 2019 • Marriage • By Joanna Teigen
A wedding is a beautiful day of celebration, second to none.
We bask in the hope and promise of a couple beginning a new life as one. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous dresses, and elaborate cakes and table settings capture our attention. Our closest friends and devoted families gather together to make memories that last a lifetime. A man and woman stand face-to-face, pledging a life of devotion and love to one another. Yet as the couple says, “I do,” and dances into their future, we pray their joy, hope, and commitment lasts long after the wedding.
Rob will officiate his first wedding ceremony this coming weekend. Our young friends are deeply committed to Christ and each other. What a privilege it will be to witness their happiness and heartfelt promises spoken at the altar.
This month also holds the third anniversary of our son Josh’s marriage to his precious wife, Cassie. As “graduates” of the honeymoon season, their relationship is proof that choices and habits from their first year together are reaping rewards today.
As we both celebrate and remember the weddings we take part in, it brings questions to mind:
How can a young couple have a strong start in life together?
What are the pitfalls that crush the delight they felt on their wedding day?
Where do faith and marriage intersect?
How can two individuals build a shared life of unity, intimacy, and unwavering commitment that stands the test of time?
Josh and Cassie graciously allowed us to interview them to explore answers to these questions.
(Their pups didn’t want to miss out, either!) After a fun little round of “The Newlywed Game,” they share what’s made all the difference in the video here:
Will this summer hold wedding celebrations for you, too? Let’s commit to prayer for the couples who are beginning their journey of marriage.
May the God of endurance and encouragement
grant you to live in such harmony with one another,
in accord with Christ Jesus,
that together you may with one voice
glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Romans 15:5-6 ESV)
We’re committed to helping husbands and wives develop the habit of praying together and studying God’s word in their home. These resources can help young couples to grow a closer relationship with God and each other. We invite you to share them with the bride and groom in your life so they can find joy that lasts after the wedding!