We are one. And we are becoming one. (Thoughts on marriage and discipleship.)

Marriage is God's greatest tool for discipleship.

Before I was married, I had the perfect marriage. (Sort of like before I had children, I was the perfect parent.)

I had read the books, studied other couples and families, and formed neat little opinions on what must work or not work.

And then 2008 happened to me – my year of wedded bliss.

(And then 2009 happened to me – the year I became a mother.)

It didn’t take me long to realize that the type of wife and mother I was in my head while still single, sometimes looks vastly different to the one now staring me down in the mirror…

>>> Continue reading at Grace for Moms.


About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


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