S: The Marriage of Justin and Mandy Eilers
FC: The Marriage of Justin and Mandy Eilers July 25, 2009
1: We first met at the Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis on July 4, 2007. We both thought we were just going to watch the fireworks with some friends. Little did we know that we would meet, and a few months later, start dating! Justin later proposed on that same bridge, this time in the winter cold of New Year's Eve, 2008. We were married at Hope Community Church in Minneapolis on July 25, 2009.
9: The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN
10: Our Wedding Party Amy Gustafson, Stephanie Carter, Christian Roth, Nathan Eilers, Ben Wacek, Marlea Anderson, Andrew Heiligenthal, Katie Kaszubski, Austin Hanlin, Holly Pierson
12: Eilers Family | Crowley Family
13: Eilers Family | Nelson Family
14: The Ceremony
16: “God’s love is, in a sense, the courage to go on living in the face of our sin, in the full knowledge of who and what we are. This intolerable knowledge of self must, indeed, be exchanged for knowledge of the Lord, and supremely for the knowledge of His saving power through the love of His Son Jesus Christ.
17: That is what it means to “put on “ Christ: It is to assume His strength and purity and goodness, recognizing that we have none of our own. Such an actual transfusion of character is possible only in the depths of loving intimacy with God in Christ.
18: "...For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh..."
20: And so it is in marriage that when the Lord draws a man and a woman together in the most intimate of human associations, He does so by giving them His love, which is all that can shield them through the searing experience of self-revelation they are to undergo. This is an experience that all people both crave and fear, with a fear that is conquerable only by love. Only love can drive out the constant threat of condemnation and rejection that otherwise haunts and spoils all experiences of intimacy. ~Mike Mason, the Mystery of Marriage
21: Husband and Wife
24: The Ukrainian Event Center, Minneapolis, MN