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11/14/2016 10:24 am ET

Christian Mom Blogger Reveals She's Found Love With Abby Wambach

"The world could use all the love it can get right now," Glennon Doyle Melton wrote.

After the U.S. presidential election, many were left feeling hopeless and lost. That’s exactly why blogger Glennon Doyle Melton chose to announce her new found love with soccer star Abby Wambach. 

The Christian blogger and author of “Love Warrior,” a memoir about her marriage struggles, eating disoder and self-discovery, confirmed the relationship on social media Sunday with a photo. 

“Feels like the world could use all the love it can get right now. So today, I’m going to share with you my new love,” she wrote on Facebook about their new relationship, admitting that while it has developed quickly, she feels like this is truly what love is. Her ex-husband and three children are happy for her, she wrote. In the caption, Melton offered an empowering message for other women:

[N]ow it is my job as a leader not to concern myself too deeply about what you think and feel about me- about the way I live my life. That is what I want to model now, because that is what I want for YOU: I want you to grow so comfortable in your own being, your own skin, your own knowing - that you become more interested in your own joy and freedom and integrity than in what others think about you. That you remember that you only live once, that this is not a dress rehearsal and so you must BE who you are. I want you to refuse to betray yourself. Not just for you. For ALL OF US. Because what the world needs ― in order to grow, in order to relax, in order to find peace, in order to become brave ― is to watch one woman at a time live her truth without asking for permission or offering explanation.

She signed off writing “Love Wins.” 

Melton split from her husband in August. Wambach confirmed her divorce from Sarah Huffman (who she married in 2013) in September.

[[[LOVE WINS PART TWO, CONTINUED FROM PART ONE]]] How are we supposed to FEEL about this? My loves, here is the good news: You are allowed to think and feel WHATEVER YOU NEED OR WANT TO FEEL! Come close--because I need to explain this part well: It has been my job for so long as a leader in this community to care deeply about what you think and feel about me and the way I live my life. I have cared so much, for so long. It has been a great honor. Now we are entering a new time which calls for a different type of leadership. And now it is my job as a leader not to concern myself too deeply about what you think and feel about me- about the way I live my life. That is what I want to model now, because that is what I want for YOU: I want you to grow so comfortable in your own being, your own skin, your own knowing - that you become more interested in your own joy and freedom and integrity than in what others think about you. I want you to refuse to betray yourself. Not just for you. For ALL OF US. Because what the world needs -- in order to grow, in order to relax, in order to find peace, in order to become brave -- is to watch one woman at a time live her truth without asking for permission or offering explanation. The most revolutionary thing a woman can do is not explain herself. What I need you to know- and what I know you need to know- is that I am deeply, finally, FINE. Fine through my bones and soul and mind and just every fiber of me. You have the room to feel and react with your truth….because I am so unshakably certain inside of mine. I have officially become a woman who knows who she is and refuses to betray herself. So anyway. What I’m trying to say is. PRECIOUS WORLD: I LOVE ABBY. Love Wins. G

A photo posted by Glennon Doyle Melton (@glennondoylemelton) on

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