Thank you for giving me the privilege of sharing a few words at your shower. What an exciting time this is in your life! Proverbs 14:1 tells us “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.” Building a house is no easy undertaking, but it is what you are signing up to do. With such a statement concerning a woman’s power to wisely build or foolishly destroy, it shouldn’t surprise us that there is a great deal that could be said to encourage you as you begin your marriage; so many different directions this talk could go. As I’ve prayed about what to share, a few main ideas kept returning to my mind so I will focus our time today on those.