6 Month Wedding Anniversary

My 6 month wedding anniversary has taught me so much.

Because I love celebrating both small and large milestones–here are six lessons learned from the first six months (Oct. 15-Apr. 15)!

1. Insecurities Magnified. When I was saangle (really single) I thought it was my fault. I’m so glad for those years now that God spent teaching me how to replace the lies with truth because now that I’m married, my insecurities are only magnified.

2. Serving/Submitting to Marc is my joy. At first, I was so excited and grateful to serve Marc because God answered my 12-year-10-month-24-day-prayer. I now believe it’s because of prayer, God’s help, and understanding–that my husband is my most important ministry. I cherish the opportunity to serve him.

3. God has blessed me for being Marc’s wife. I gladly accept my new role. I have seen God actually bless me more for doing less because I put God first, my husband, and then everyone else–it’s wild!

4. My devotional times have changed. I used to spend time with God at the first and last part of my day. Now, I spend that time with my husband. Through the process of rearranging my time with Him–God has spoken to me in new and fresh ways.

5. Two becoming one. I used to read many books, including one I wrote about anticipating a marriage someday. All this goes out the window when you get married. Experience trumps knowledge. It’s way better and harder than I thought it would be!

6. God likes to show off. It’s not a coincidence that I married Marc before Not Another Dating Book, released. Every time I share my story I get to share how God did a miracle in my life through Marc. I think God likes it too!

To God be the glory.


  • Amber Dobecka

    Love all your pretty photos and short lessons you’ve learned. I instantly wanted to read this post since I wrote something similar (http://cptr.it/l63w) for FaithVillage.com. You should check it out. AND, I’d love to send you info on becoming a contributor there. We follow you on Twitter/Facebook and think your stuff is great!

  • Em

    Happy six months! I’m still trying to get down on paper what the lessons I’ve learned in the first year are so I can share those next month. The fact that God likes to show off may be my favorite. 😉

  • renee

    @Becky – Thanks and I did learn a LOT from those who were married before I got married.

    @Jason – Praise God for the things He is doing in your life too!

    @Amber – thanks for the connect.

    @Em – hehe ME TOO!! Can’t wait to read your list, gurl 🙂

  • Jermaine Jay Lane

    Congratulations Renee, that’s spankin’ awesome. Point one hit home for me. I met my wife at 32, married at 33. So we are talking many years of being saaangle (love that by the by). Then getting diagnosed with a rare/potentially fatal kidney disease did not help my dating life (girlfriend at the time took off. But she later told me it was because she couldn’t support my desire to pursue poetry full-time. Hard to say what hurt more). In and out of the hospital, completely in the hands of God, He was more concerned with my emotional/spiritual health than my physical health. Until 2010, when I married my boo, got a new kidney installed, and got my wife preggers with baby girl.

    You are so spot on, my insecurities have erupted like a geyser since marriage. The Lord def. took me through a season to prepare me and I’m so thankful. (Funny: I told my wife the other day we sharpeneth each other like iron, she looked at me as if to say, “Oh bless your heart babe, that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever said.” 🙂