A Courtship

Between Christopher Maxwell and Anna Hamilton.

We greatly appreciate your prayers as we rejoice in God’s goodness and excitedly look to the future.

84 thoughts on “A Courtship”

  1. This makes me smile. May God bless you both as you look to the future He has planned for you.

  2. How exciting!!! We will be praying for you both during this special time.

    May the Lord bless you as you seek His will!

  3. Congratulations Christopher and Anna! I’m so happy for you both. May God bless you both as you prepare to spend your lives together. I’m praying for you too. Have a blessed day!

  4. How exciting! Prayers coming your way from here for discovering what is in store! And because I’m incredibly snoopy, how did they meet and does Anna live closeby?
    They met by God’s grace and Anna lives in Washington state.

  5. What does this mean?! Are they engaged? So exciting! Congrats!
    Courtship is the step prior to engagement.


  6. Praise the Lord! We’ve been praying for your children to find life partners, Lord willing. This is an answer to prayer!

  7. On behalf of our entire family (all 8 of us are smiling), we are praying for you on this blessed journey. We are praying for God’s grace as His will is revealed along the way. What a joyous blog post!

  8. How wonderful! Will be praying for God to guide and direct you both and for His blessing upon your courtship.

  9. What a delight! Thank you for sharing your lives!! I’ve been praying for Melanie and her family so your whole family has been on my heart lately when I lift her and baby up, so this was exciting to read. May the Lord clearly guide and give His wisdom as they seek God’s continued direction.

  10. Congratulations!!!!! We are excited for you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nathan for the M’s

  11. Thank you, Lord Jesus! We are thrilled for you both. We will pray for God’s blessing during this precious time. Thank you for sharing this joyful news!

  12. whoo hoo!! we just moved from washington state, but got to meet you all when you came through federal way, wa several months back. Did Christopher meet her on that last conference tour? We are all super excited!!

  13. Congratulations Christopher and Anna! May you both be blessed as you seek His will for your lives.

  14. The Lord is so good and faithful! We will pray God’s blessing and clear direction during this courtship time. Anna has such a beautiful smile and radiant face. And what a beautiful name too, huh? 🙂 We are so very happy for you all!

  15. Congratulations! May the Lord bless you both in your marriage and as you serve Him together as a couple.

  16. so very excited for you, we will be praying for you as well!
    What a blessing to be able to show my daughter a wonderful example of
    Christian courtship!

  17. Um, okay, being a Washington state resident, September is a very nice month for a wedding here. Just sayin’.

  18. How wonderful! So happy for you and will pray for God’s blessing and guidance! That’s so exciting! God bless!


    Rebecca & Annah K.

  19. What wonderful news for the whole family. And this will be an exciting time! Take time from the hustle to be still with God. All the best from Canada.

  20. How wonderful! Prayers for much wisdom, guidance and discernment from our Lord for this new journey. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment with us:)

  21. What a beautiful picture to capture this exciting announcement. Your patience and waiting to hear God direct you is a testimony that will give God the glory. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news.

  22. Congratulations!!!!!!!
    I will be praying for the 2 of them.

    PS Do you have somewhere on the website that explains courtship? My 15yo son asked what it is and I don’t really know how to explain it. Thanks
    In brief: Courtship is responsibly building a relationship with the intent of marriage in a God and parent honoring way.
    Courtship is reason/prayer based versus emotion based. (Emotion is to come at the appropriate time.)

  23. Congratulations!!! We are praying for you! What a blessing you all have been to our family. What a great example you are to us and our young son!

    Christopher, thank you for praying with my husband, Ian, in Carson City, NV last Jan. He has been called into the Pastorate. He has shared a number of times how much it blessed him from your time, prayer and encouragement. Thank you!

    May God bless you abundantly! And Anna too! What a sweet smile. =)

    In Christ,
    Karie & Family

  24. Thanks for sharing this encouraging news with us. May the Lord guide you each step of the way.

    p.s. what a lovely photograph

  25. Congratulations! How fun to share such a wonderful event with all of your brothers and sisters in the Lord (known and unknown). May God richly bless you Christopher and Anna as you seek His will! 🙂

  26. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for your family in this joyful times. A new baby on the way and a courtship on its way. Anna is beautiful and Christopher looks so happy. Our family will be praying for your family.

  27. I am so happy for both of you. It will be so nice to see Christopher have his own family. Whenever I see pictures of Christopher and children, he looks so happy and contented. He will make a good husband and father.

    Good luck to you both.

  28. Blessed news and beautiful picture. I am continually thankful that you share moments of your life through this blog. May Christopher and Anna have a God honoring courtship.

    Thank you to Steve, as well, for the definition above. I’d love more on this as you’re able to share. Our children will be heading into that stage in 5-7 years…

  29. What wonderful news for your family. My prayers are with you as you seek out God’s perfect will. As a wife and mother of 3 children, I am so encouraged to see examples of Godly courtships as this is the path my husband and I plan for our children when the time comes.

  30. Christopher, what great news. We as a family have all talked about how our Lord and Saviour can move in ones life when the time is right. Clearly you have found that time in your life.

    You have been a great example with your patience and also following your father’s counsel with this great decision.

    May God bless you both and we all look forward to hearing updates.

  31. I’m curious as to the logistics of a long-listance courtship. How does it work? It seems as though it would be much more difficult than a courtship where the couple/families live in close proximity to one another as in the case with Nathen and Melanie. Thanks for sharing your experiences with others so that others may learn by example.

  32. So if they do get married, will Anna move to Kansas or will Christopher move to Washington? Or is this something they’ll decide through reasoning and prayer as well? I think this is so fascinating! I’m happy for you guys!

  33. Maxwell family,

    Congratulations! It’s a lovely photo and the two of them look very happy. Why courtship? Most people would think that in this day and age, couples wouldn’t go for “that sort of thing.” I think it is wonderful. Steve, your definition of courtship above was great. I am curious, however, how long does courtship last? Is there a prescribed time element before getting engaged?

    May God bless you in your path.

  34. Congratulations Christopher and Anna. How exciting for both of you. We will keep you in our prayers during this most wonderful time. God Bless you both. 🙂
    You picture is very beautiful! 🙂

  35. Such wonderful news and praying the Lord will guide both Christopher and Anna. What a sweet picture and may the Lord’s wil be done.

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