'Mommy Blogger' Glennon Doyle Melton Weds Abby Wambach -- See the Pics!

Glennon Doyle Melton and Abby Wambach
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These days, we can all use as many reminders as we can get that love does indeed win -- and this story is just that. Former soccer player Abby Wambach and New York Times bestselling author/"Christian mommy blogger" Glennon Doyle Melton were married on Sunday, as the pair revealed in a series of absolutely adorable and incredibly inspiring Instagram posts. 

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The couple, who confirmed they were dating in November 2016, found each other shortly after ending other relationships: Melton, 41, had divorced her husband Craig Melton three months earlier; Wambach, 36, had also recently split from her wife, Sarah Huffman (after a DUI arrest which prompted the soccer player to get help for substance abuse issues).

Melton, who has been an advocate for same-sex marriage for a long time, said that she hoped her coming out would inspire her three children (son Chase and daughters Tish and Amma) to be true to themselves -- and that her relationship with Wambach would teach them about love.

"When Craig and I sat them down to tell them about Abby I started by saying: 'In our family, we live and tell the truth about who we are no matter what, and then love each other through it -- and I'm about to show you how that's done,'" she wrote on her blog Momastery.

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Melton wore a gorgeous silver gown for the ceremony, while Wambach dressed up in a red velvet blazer. The next day, Melton posted a pic of her new spouse sporting a much more casual -- and awesome! -- look:

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"My beloveds -- please never give up on love. Life could surprise the hell out of you. Trust me -- you might just wake up one morning and find yourself smackdab in the middle of heaven. I love my wife. LOVE WINS," Melton captioned the post.

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Also at the wedding was Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, who posted the photo below with the following words of wisdom:

Please join me in sending a universe-sized outpouring of love and congratulations to my beloved friends @glennondoylemelton and @abbywambach, who were married this weekend in a massive celebration of the heart. These two warrior women chose joy over fear, when they decided to say yes to love, and to completely change their lives around each other. And this is what it looks like. I am so proud of them. May their happiness and courage forever be a glorious and contagious force that touches, liberates, and transforms everyone they reach. Ride or die, sisters. Forever.

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Melton later re-posted the same photo with her own sentiment, writing:

When I fell in love with Abby, I was scared. I thought that my fear might be bigger than my courage, and that because of that size difference, I might miss out on my chance at happiness. This was so painful.
One day, I was talking to my dear friend Martha Beck. I told her that losing this love would be painful, but that I was used to learning from pain.
And Martha said: 'Honey. It's true that God teaches us through pain. But it is also true that God tries to teach us through joy first. You can keep choosing heartbreak and pain, Glennon. But you can also choose joy. God can use that choice too. And I actually believe that God prefers to use joy to teach us.' And so, for once, I chose joy.
I have lived a long while learning from pain and God, it's been a good teacher.

I'm forty one, now. And I'm graduating to joy.
I choose joy.
You can, too.
First the pain. Then the rising.
Your courage is bigger than your fear.
Love, G (Ms. Doyle-Wambach if you're nasty) 

So beautiful! We couldn't be happier for this gorgeous couple, who are spreading such an important message to so many people -- especially considering that both women have huge fan bases. Our best wishes to this brave and lovely family!

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