Clarisse, Erika and Giselle, friends for over 14 years, learned much about marriage and its importance through experience and Christian guidance. They have marveled at the sight of individuals who have found their "God's best" in the person of their S.O.'s (significant other). It has been a wonderful experience seeing friends and family get married over the years, and what would be greater than to be part of this once in a lifetime event of bringing two loving individuals together in partnership with the Lord. With their dream weddings on hand, their hopeless romantic personas, knowledge and experiences gained from the corporate world, a printing business, and events planning --- and a prayer, they formed A Cord of Three.
After hours of listing words (most of them really cheesy) on a piece of paper, trying to find inspiration through friends’ blogs and chick lit, and listening to Canon in D over and over, we still didn’t have a name. It was time to call it a day, pray, and trust that God will give us a name. Then a text came in. It was a Bible passage from Ecclessiastes 4:12 which said,
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
A Cord of Three. God has answered. It was the perfect name for us. It was also the perfect passage for us and the business. The passage spoke to us about us, because we’ve been best friends for ages. We’ve seen each other through life’s journey. We’ve seen each other through love and heartaches, life (giving birth) and death (of family members), through laughter and sorrow. And though we disagree on some things, ours is a friendship that does not wither.
More importantly, the passage spoke to us about marriage. A wedding is just the beginning. What comes after it is marriage. You’ve probably heard people say that marriage is a lot of hard work. You don’t even have to be married to know that it’s true. But it’ll definitely be harder if you don’t have God at the center of your marriage. Though marriage could be tough at times, if you and your spouse put God at the center of the marriage, He will help you get through the tough times and will bless you for taking care of, and loving your spouse. You, God, and your spouse will be the unbeatable team.