Hi! I'm Beka, & we are The Castilles.

We're both homeschool graduates with lots of siblings, & met online when I was 15 and he was 18. At the time, he was a butcher and I worked at Dunkin' Donuts. 

aaaand that's where it began, folks.

After a long-distance, two year friendship, three month courtship (yes, we're weird), and an eight-month engagementwe were married on August 17th, 2013, on a beautiful day in central New Hampshire.

We honeymooned in Gatlinburg, and then Sean moved me from New England where I had grown up to the gorgeous countryside in central Tennessee. We live in a mobile home in the country (although not forever), and are so very blessed to have his family live close by. 

I love coffee, gardening, indie worship music, old theologians, traveling, writing letters, blogging (& with that some web design), babies, and thrifting.

I am passionate about marriage, Jesus, and intentional, joyful living.

When I was sixteen, doctors told me it might be impossible to have children. But guess what? Our God is greater! After six months of marriage we found out that we were expecting a little girl to arrive October, 2014!

I want this blog to be a place of warmth, joy, simplicity, and where the Lord is glorified. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you stick around!


  1. I don't like animals either very much! I thought I was the only one. This is excellent. Stopping over from Jenny's blog today!

    1. Thanks! I really appreciated your post on running long distances on the treadmill - thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web!

  2. What a fun blog! I'm curious - how are you training for Biblical counseling? That is one of my heart's desire but I don't really want to do just the psychology side. There is nothing wrong with that but the Bible can touch someone's heart deeper than anything else.

    I can't wait to read more about your love story =)

    1. Hey there! I am not going through any formal training for Biblical counseling, however I have been thoroughly studying several resources I have on the topic, along with practical day-to-day life discipleship opportunities that come my way.

      I agree completely that Scripture touches someone's heart deeper than anything else! I think that in most ways, modern Psychology is insufficient for counseling someone from a Christian perspective. The main reason why I AM studying Psych, is to give myself an "academic" foundation for perhaps further formal training in the future. I am seeking to remain discerning in my studies, though, because Psychology is absolutely not in line with Biblical principles.

      Thanks for stopping by & reaching out!! I think it's beautiful that you have a heart for counseling!!

  3. I just started reading your blog and I love it. My husband and I got married August 3rd of 2013, so I'm pretty new at being a wife as well. It's really nice to be able to read about other young married women, there aren't many where I am from. Most of my friends are finishing up college or focusing on career goals rather then getting married.

    1. Hey Bailey! I am flattered! I pray that your first seven months have been full of joy & much learning! I know mine has! I understand what you mean - choosing marriage over other things that the world deems more worthwhile causes people to scratch their heads and think you're nuts! Don't grow weary! You have a blessing in choosing marriage over the world's applause and that is DEFINITELY worth it.

  4. I absolutely adore your blog! Also a Jesus follower & newlywed, I can so relate to your posts & I also live in TN! It's so encouraging to meet other bloggers with the same passions.

    Hot Tea and the Empty Seat



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