Austine Harris

What is your career?

Stay at home mom

How long have you been married?

1 year 9 months

What is your love story?

We met on Tender ! True story! I had just gotten out of a 2 year relationship that ended well, but I hadn’t been on a date in forever. One of my best friends suggested that I “stop being a granny” and go on a date and try tender” I did! I was leaving Columbia to move back home to start a career in nonprofit development. I was determined to not go back. On the day that my last box was unpacked from my U-Haul into my parents garage in Spartanburg I got a notification that Alex had swiped right! Lol! And of course he ended up living in columbia. We texted and Skyped for about a month before we actually met each other. We’ve been together ever since!

How did you know your husband was the one?

When he immediately freaked out about me not eating during our first date. I love food but I was planning my exit just in case he turned out to be a serial killer haha! No but I’m all seriousness , I think I knew he was the one when he drove to Spartanburg to take me to church for our 3rd date. He met my dad and was able to hold a convo and connect with my dad. And he genuinely wanted to visit my church despite not being saved.

What was the best part about your wedding day?

Oh my goodness. So many good memories. The best part of our wedding day was our first look. We had a moment to just be together and enjoy each other and appreciate the day and our commitment alone. It was also very sweet to see Alex’s reaction when he saw me for the first time. He cried.

What is one piece of advice you would like to share to a newlywed?

Grace. Learn how to give your partner a little grace. He’s not going to do everything your way, and that’s ok. After he bumps his head a few times, he’ll Come around to your way. But I’m the mean time give him grace. Neither one of you is perfect. Neither one of your a relationship aficionados. Learn how to give grace and it’ll make some of your most trying moments as a newlywed less troublesome and more joyous. Learn together , grow together while showing each other grace.

What is one or two pre-marriage tips or scriptures you would give a bride?

Go to pre marital counseling and then continue to seek Christian counsel or tune ups throughout your marriage. Do whatever it takes to have a peaceful spirit before your wedding day. I’m so glad that I got this advice from an experienced wife. You don’t want to take any spiritual baggage into your marriage. Quiet yourself. I did a social media fast and just “rinsed”my social life and even obstained from sex because I just wanted to be clear and present on my wedding day for my husband . I wanted to be my best self when Austine went from me to we .

What does living a life Faith + Fulfillment mean to you?

You can’t live your best life without faith. The world is full of spiritual blockers. How can you thrive on this side of heaven without knowing that you’re already covered And loved? God has called us as wives to live and make our best life for us and our families you need your faith to see that destiny fulfilled.

 

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