Vows are powerful aren't there? They're a promise and a commitment spoken out loud to a person in front of your closest friends and family. And whether or not you choose to write your own, those words hold so much power because they mark the why behind a lifetime adventure.
So what comes after the vows? Do you revisit them regularly? Check in with one another? How do you hold onto your marriage why?
Will and Lizzie met in the Fall of 2012. Lizzie remembers the first time they shook hands. Will, not so much... ;)
It was a moment a few days later when they got lost in conversation on a camp paddle boat that Will remembers vividly and one that still sticks with him.
In October of 2014, he asked Lizzie to marry him and less than a year later they officially became the Moyers.
Most couples might have stopped at the vows, but Will and Lizzie took it one step further - they created a marriage manifesto. A document that would remind them daily of their commitment to marriage, family and community.
Shortly after getting married, Lizzie introduced Will to Brené Brown's book Daring Greatly.
On a side note: If you haven't heard of Brené you should TOTALLY go check out her work. It's amazing.
This book and their relationship and commitment to Jesus set the stage for the manifesto, a three page document that they work shopped together to became a mission statement for their marriage.
For their two year anniversary, Will surprised Lizzie with a written copy of the manifesto. It now hangs in their home as a reminder of the commitment to the three most important things in their life.