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How I knew my husband was the "One"…
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve answered this question. I would be RIIIIICH! lol, seriously. I think it’s about time I share this part of our story. If you are interested in learning how I got confirmation...keep reading.
I am so in love with my husband. I tell him every day that he is my dream come true. I wish that I could scream from roof tops and tell people about the peace that comes from WAITING on God’s best. Prior to getting married and while being married many people have asked me, “Well, how did you know he was the one..how did you realllllly know?”. Of course every relationship is different but here is how I explain my experience…
I explain it like a puzzle.
When you are putting together a puzzle, you see so many pieces that look like they could match, and essentially you try to force many pieces to match and some actually almost fit but you know if you force it, it will throw off the entire puzzle. There are so many pieces that “appear” to be perfect matches but they always seem to be off by just a hair. So you toss them back in the bunch until you get the “right” one. And then when you get it, it’s like YES this fits! That simple peace that comes from fitting a puzzle piece perfectly is similar to the peace you may have when the “one” appears. It’s not like angels come down from heaven, with your spouses name written in lights with soft music playing in the back ground. (Well that’s not how it happened for me. Although that could happen…I’m not trying to shoot down anyone’s dreams.)
My point is…
when you stop trying to force the wrong pieces, the puzzle will eventually come together perfectly.
It will be peaceful, and you will confidently move on to another section of your masterpiece knowing that you made the right decision. This illustration not only applies to relationships, it applies to jobs, friendships and so much more.
It’s the art of “allowing”, and being at peace with trial and error. It’s about not giving up after a few bad matches. It’s about passing up good to get to great. Things always work out, sometimes you don’t see until you get there, but trust me..they seriously do and there is purpose in the journey. I’m so passionate about sharing my experience, not because its perfect but because I am learning…I’m learning to unlearn the things I’ve learned about relationships & marriage, and create a beautiful story that glorifies God in every single way.
With so much love,
There is no fear in Love.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" - 2 Timothy 1:7
1.) I have some awesome interviews on my YouTube channel on what it means to date with purpose. Check it out here: www.YouTube.com/AshleyEmpowers
2.) I am preparing to share my wedding story and our experience thus far, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE to this blog.
3.) My husband & I are on tour! Yes, we are currently hosting a multi-city "Dating With Purpose" tour where we are sharing our unique experience and practical tips for entering healthy relationships. For more information or to invite us to speak, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Our next stop on our tour is December 20, 2014 in Louisiana!)