January 22, 2018

Wholeheartedly | A Series About Relationships by Heart Stone Films | Episode 1: Four Christmases

Wholeheartedly | A Series About Relationships by Heart Stone Films

What is “Wholeheartedly” 

While we absolutely LOVE filming weddings and documenting life’s most important moments, at our core we care deeply about helping to build strong, lasting marriages!

A little backstory for you here, long before Heart Stone Films was a thing, we were meeting with young people (singles and couples) every weekend to help them navigate the world of dating (courtship), relationships, and marriage! We believe that a strong lasting marriage takes work, and that work should begin before you ever pop the question or walk down the aisle! Now that our weekends are filled with capturing beautiful weddings, we want to continue pour into anyone who is looking to start the good work of preparing for or continuing to build a strong, lasting marriage!

Enter, our new video series:  “Wholeheartedly”. If your going to do relationship right, do it with your WHOLE heart. You have to be all in! For better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part…. This beautiful thing called marriage asks that we commit our WHOLE HEART to our spouse!

We are committing to create a video every month where we discuss real experiences and stories from our 10 year marriage, and give you a “Token of Love” that can hopefully help you in your relationship! This is a resource for anyone who is single, dating, engaged, or married! It is so worth working toward a strong, lasting marriage at any of these stages in your life!

You can watch our next episode of Wholeheartedly here: “10 Year Anniversary Episode”. Please watch, share, and leave us your feedback!  We want to join in this journey with you!

xoxo- Toni and Chris


Episode 1: Four Christmases 

Let’s be honest, the holidays can be a challenging time to navigate family dynamics and expectations. If you have seen the movie Four Christmases, you have a pretty good idea of what we are talking about. All of your family wanting to spend equal time with you and your significant other all in the span of about 48 hours! Starting on Christmas Eve, we have 4 different Christmases to celebrate, and to be very honest, this created a bit of tension at the start of our relationship. NOW, we absolutely adore the precious time with our families because of the simple lessons we learned.  (WE EVEN HAD A SAFE WORD!) In this episode you will hear some great stories about how we navigate our four christmases and our “Token of Love” on how to use the holidays as a time to learn about what life with your spouse and their family will be like!