How would you define love?
Steven: "Love, to me, is a daily sacrifice of one’s own needs for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of another. Falling in love is easy - staying in love takes work. Love is a choice that we make every day. It’s uncomfortable and it’s messy at times."
Sabrina: "True love is your soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another. HA just kidding that's a Wedding Crasher's quote :) I would say love is a word + action that elevates the position, happiness + safety of another above our own."
What does he/she need to help him be fully who he is meant to be under God?
Sabrina: "He needs me to treat him + speak to him as if he is already fully walking in who he was created to be. I don't succeed in this all the time but I have realized the value in seeing who people are called to be versus who they may be acting like at the moment. OH, it is really challenging BUT we all need to be reminded of WHO we are + WHO'S we are!"
Steven: "She needs me to serve her according to the moment; to hold her when she needs it, but to also give her space when that seems to be more appropriate. She needs my encouragement to go beyond herself while praying for her every chance I get - reminding her that she is far more amazing than she has yet to realize. And she needs purses...and jewelry...and all things pretty."
At what moment did you realize this is the woman you wanted to marry?
Steven: "When the fear of not having her here anymore became a potential reality. You see, I was afraid to love again. But when a tough medical situation came up, my response opened my eyes to how much I truly loved her."
How do you respect your husband/honor your wife?
Sabrina: "Some days not well, honestly. I try really hard to value his thoughts + opinions. Many times they are very different than my own so it takes REAL work to make sure I am hearing + valuing his heart. I also think respect means me laying down my need to always be right...again REAL WORK!"
Steven: "I honor my wife by supporting her in her passions and by doing my best to call her to a higher place by seeing who God has created her to be. And by always having coffee ready in the morning."
"We serve God better by bringing our unique gifts + talents to the table. Someone once told us we could serve God individually but linking together is more effective + powerful."
"When we met both of us had walked through painful divorces + we brought a lot of stuff into our relationship. We have now been married nearly ten years...each one has been filled with redemption layer by layer. God has reminded us He makes all things NEW."