Retired soccer star Abby Wambach marries bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton

Retired soccer star Abby Wambach got hitched to “Christian mommy blogger” Glennon Doyle Melton, according to a wedding photo the couple posted to Instagram Monday.

Melton, the 41-year-old author of the New York Times best seller, Love Warrior, announced the good news via social media after resharing her partner’s photo of the two exchanging a kiss on their wedding day Sunday.

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A post shared by Glennon Doyle Melton (@glennondoylemelton) on May 15, 2017 at 11:40am PDT

“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 in one of her posts.

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. @abbywambach #DoyleWambachAF

A post shared by Glennon Doyle Melton (@glennondoylemelton) on May 15, 2017 at 7:00am PDT

Melton, who has established a following on her Christian blog, Momastery, has long advocated for same-sex marriage.

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“Figuring out my stance on homosexuality felt like a life and death decision,” Melton wrote in 2013 on her blog. “I know my Jesus, I love Him, and I think if he needed me to believe that homosexuality was a sin, He would have mentioned it.”

The two first announced their engagement earlier this year in February, nearly a year after the Christian author announced her divorce from her husband, Craig Melton, and months after Wambach announced her divorce with her wife of three years, Sarah Huffman.

Melton and Wambach, who retired from soccer after the U.S. women’s team won the World Cup in 2015, began publicly dating last November.

Check out the couple’s cute photos on Instagram

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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