Hey, I’m Elizabeth Anne! I’m the girl behind the words on Speaking the Truth in Love. I’m so glad you stopped by! First things first: Speaking the Truth in Love is my way of using a talent God blessed me with to His glory. My hope is that it will plant the seed of the gospel in any and every open heart who finds me here.
A little about me
I am a stay-at-home wife in Mississippi with my husband, John Mark. I love Christmas, animals, organization, and my ever-patient husband. Bugs, loud noises, messes, crowds, and rudeness are the worst. God is my first passion and my first love. Without Him I would truly be nothing.
I grew up in a fairly small town in Alabama with my parents, twin brother Alexander, and a dachshund named Sammy. I’ve had a few pet Betta fish, too. We were surrounded by spiritually minded, Christian people, who helped open my eyes to God’s character and His will for us. Even though, like everyone, I hit some bumps in the road, I grew up with a solid Bible foundation, and a deep-rooted want to do God’s will.
I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl — it’s all I’ve ever seen myself doing. I went to Auburn University to get a degree in English/Professional Writing, and ended up falling in love with blogging.
A little about my family
Auburn is also where I fell in love with my now-husband! We got married three months after I graduated and almost four months after we got engaged. Our goal is to learn and grow together as heirs of the grace of life, navigating the ups and downs of marriage as gracefully as possible — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. God is the rock of our hearts and we strive to follow His word exactly the way He’s commanded. He’s worthy of our praise and our complete submission.
We lived in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi all within our first year of marriage, and now we’re settled in Mississippi with our dog, Widget (who’s been the best souvenir from our home in Arkansas).
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, *speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
*emphasis by me