When Sopha and Anthony met in college, they were in no rush to fall in love.
In fact, their relationship, which was rooted in their love of Christ, started off slow and they built it on a foundation of longlasting faith and a beautiful friendship.
Met in college, graduated with our BA, got engaged, did long distance, now married. A lot can change in 4 years. pic.twitter.com/5jNIQRed5b— S. (@sopharush) July 25, 2016
Fast forward to 2016 when the two tied the knot and made Black Twitter fall for their love when their gorgeous wedding photos went viral.
We’ve conquered mountains & storms together. So happy I finally get to be your forever prayer partner. pic.twitter.com/PObWlgHmdw— S. (@sopharush) June 8, 2016
Now, the Rushes are awaiting the arrival of their first bundle of joy–a baby boy!–and say their life together couldn’t be more blessed. Catching them fresh off the babymoon of their dreams, we asked the couple about their journey from Christian courtship to married parents-to-be.
Got your last name & a baby on the way. pic.twitter.com/lMwKwW1Cdq— S. (@sopharush) April 26, 2018
1. What made you decide to share your love with the gram?
I wanted to share our love on Instagram because I wanted others to see that you can have a healthy relationship. One that is centered around God, yet still understanding that we are human with imperfections.
2. What do your followers love most about your love story? What do you feel inspires them?
I believe what they love most about our love story is our authenticity. Just keeping it real and being transparent about our struggles & lessons we’ve learned through marriage and life. Our marriage isn’t perfect, but it’s been a pleasure growing through our differences.
3. Is there anything you’ve decided together NOT to share? Why?
We haven’t really shared much at about our pregnancy. We share so much with everyone, we wanted to keep all the special moments between us. We share updates because our son is a blessing, but I’ve been lowkey with this pregnancy. It’s been such a beautiful experience together without everyone’s opinions.
4. Share one of your most liked photos together and a funny story behind the photo!
The most liked photo we have together was a picture we shared on the gram was us sitting in a tree like it’s normal for people lol We found this tree that we were both able to climb, set up our tripod and began shooting. At the time though, we didn’t know I was expecting our first child. I was climbing and jumping from the tree like it was nothing. I’m glad there was no harm in the making behind these picture-perfect squares for the gram.
5. How did you meet and fall in love?
I met my husband in college. We both were attending Lincoln Christian University, both athletes and on fire for God. We became good friends from the beginning and later turned into best friends. We just had a connection that bonded us and led us to intentionally dating for marriage.
6. What’s the glue that makes your love stick?
The glue that makes our love stick is our relationship with God. I know I talk about God so much, but it’s the truth. He’s the foundation that has been holding us down from the jump. When life gets rough, and we don’t understand anything, we can rely on God for the strength to make it through whatever it may be from a death of a loved one to financial struggles, to new changes that you can’t really prepare for. God has not only been our strength, but also our comforter and healer. When we keep God first, things are put into a different perspective.
7. Pass on the love: Who’s your IG couple crush and why?
Definitely @beleaf and @mrsmelanin. They have been such an inspiration watching the way they love their family and each other. They are really down to earth and they are funny. I love watching their videos on Youtube with my husband and seeing their community grow over the years.
8. What do you believe is unique/most inspiring about your love story?
I believe the most inspiring thing about our love story is our testimony to wait until marriage. We wanted to not only honor our relationship but do things God’s way. Was it always easy, no, but we knew that the reward for our faithfulness and obedience, would be honored by God.
9. If your love story was an Instagram caption, what would it be?
Just two imperfect people, striving to be more like Christ.