Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Marriage Letters: What Makes You Come Alive

Marriage Letters

Dear Will,

What an honor it is to be your wife and to walk alongside you in life and ministry. You are my favorite teacher and preacher. I love cheering you on from the sidelines as you fill the role to which God has called you. Sound theology and Bible teaching – this is what makes you come alive. This is what you are passionate about, and that passion is part of what makes you a good teacher and preacher.

For two years now you have taught the middle school Sunday School class in our church, and those kids are learning so much from you. As they see you come alive in that classroom, they get excited about learning theology! I love hearing about the biblical truths that they can communicate at such a young age. Your passion for sound theology rubs off on them, and they, too, are striving to understand and communicate truths from God’s Word.

Your gifts bless not just those in the church, but our family as well. I am so thankful to have someone who is so knowledgeable in Greek and Hebrew in my home! I love the fact that when I come across questions as I read my Bible, I can ask you about the text in the original language. I see you come alive as you help me dig into God’s Word, seek the Lord, and grow in Him. You shepherd my soul so carefully and patiently, and I am the wiser for it.

You don’t just shepherd me, but you shepherd our children daily. You care for them physically and you care for them spiritually. You guard and protect and teach them, and they love you for it. You help our family to not just survive, but to thrive. As we grow closer to the Lord, we also grow closer to each other, and our family is strengthened.

Thank you for leading us and serving us faithfully.



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  1. Janie Hovda FarrensMarch 19, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    That was really sweet, Rachel. Thank you for sharing, and for being an example of lifting up and encouraging our spouses!

  2. Thanks! I wish you lived close by. I could teach you to crochet! :)

  3. Thanks! Yes, it is special to have them made with yarn from my Oma!


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