Soccer Player Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton Were Married During a Secret Ceremony

And just like that, they’re married! Soccer player Abby Wambach married fiancée Glennon Doyle Melton during a super-secret ceremony this past Sunday, May 14. News of the wedding broke shortly after the couple shared photos from their special day via social media.

Both Melton and Wambach took to Instagram to post romantic snapshots of the ceremony; the couple simply captioned their photo with the wedding date. For the occasion, Wambach opted for a red velvet suit jacket (quite spiffy), while Melton donned an embellished silver dress.

Melton also shared a photo after the ceremony in which the soccer player is rocking a black hoodie with the words “Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife” on it. Be warned: The photo’s caption will make you want to grab the tissues. “My beloveds—please never give up on love,” Melton wrote in the caption. “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.”

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If that wasn’t enough to make your eyes well up, Melton continued the heartfelt sentiment in a separate photo, which appeared to be taken at the couple’s reception. “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.”

She continued, “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.”

Soccer Player Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton Were Married During a Secret Ceremony

And just like that, they’re married! Soccer player Abby Wambach married fiancée Glennon Doyle Melton during a super-secret ceremony this past Sunday, May 14. News of the wedding broke shortly after the couple shared photos from their special day via social media.

Both Melton and Wambach took to Instagram to post romantic snapshots of the ceremony; the couple simply captioned their photo with the wedding date. For the occasion, Wambach opted for a red velvet suit jacket (quite spiffy), while Melton donned an embellished silver dress.

Melton also shared a photo after the ceremony in which the soccer player is rocking a black hoodie with the words “Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife” on it. Be warned: The photo’s caption will make you want to grab the tissues. “My beloveds—please never give up on love,” Melton wrote in the caption. “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.”

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If that wasn’t enough to make your eyes well up, Melton continued the heartfelt sentiment in a separate photo, which appeared to be taken at the couple’s reception. “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.”

She continued, “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.”