A Wedding Worth Watching

FaithSmiles.com actively seeks out videos that make you laugh, let you cry, and help you experience the glory of our creator. One of those videos shares the beautiful story of Ian and Larissa:


It’s only when life gets hard that we discover the true depths of our love. Ian and Larissa provide a powerful reflection of God’s love for us, and the story of their marriage challenges our own understanding of what it means to truly love someone else—and ultimately illuminates the purpose of marriage.

Ian and Larissa’s marriage is more than just a story that warms your heart. It’s an example of two lives that have become one—two people fully united in Christ.

The quote Ian and Larissa share at their wedding says:

Marriage is not mainly about prospering economically; it is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church. Knowing Christ is more important than making a living. Treasuring Christ is more important than bearing children. . . . Either way, it is short. It may have many bright days, or it may be covered with clouds. . . . But if we set our face to make our marriage mainly what God designed it to be, no sorrows and no calamities can stand in our way. Every one of them will be, not an obstacle to success, but a way to succeed. The beauty of the covenant-keeping love between Christ in his church shines brightest when nothing but Christ can sustain it.
John Piper, This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

Let their story inspire yours.

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  1. says

    This video goes far beyond words to express the awesomeness of love– the love that God deposits in lives that are surrendered to Christ Jesus. Do please take the time to view it .

  2. says

    How lovely and “awesome” is God, as Ian proclaimed. Thank you for the beautiful sharing of your courtship and tragedy that God worked to good! Amen to our Lord and Savior! Thanks for sharing and living for Christ. I also liked the Thanksgiving Board!

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