May 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Abby Wambach marries blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

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Former U.S. women’s national team star Abby Wambach tied the knot with Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton on Sunday.

The couple announced their marriage by posting photos of the event on Instagram.

“5.14.17,” Wambach, 36, and Melton, 41, captioned photos of the big day. They both also shared a photo of Wambach wearing a custom sweatshirt reading, “Christian Mommy Blogger’s Wife.”

Wambach and Melton announced their engagement in February. Melton posted a photo of the couple holding hands with the caption, “Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever. Love wins.”

This is the second marriage for Wambach and Melton. Wambach divorced her wife Sarah Huffman last September after three years of marriage. Melton divorced her husband of 14 years, Craig Melton, last August. Wambach and Melton went public with their relationship in November.

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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) @abbywambach @elizabeth_gilbert_writer @marthabeckauthor

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