In the hustle and bustle that comes with wedding planning, apartment hunting, job searching (for Leah), and not to mention being part of a church plant, it's sadly way too easy to, at times, feel like a stranger with my beloved.  And that, my friends, is just not acceptable.  Slow down, take it easy, consume some devastating but delicious dairy, date your future wife (and what a delight she is)!  Sigh...

I read in our Preparing For Marriage (Rainey) book, "Communication nourishes and sustains a relationship. Remove it, and you no longer have a relationship."  It may be common sense in theory, but when it comes to real-life application, it's freaking revolutionary.  Praise God this is a lesson that we're learning firsthand early on.