Justin Bieber marked his first Thanksgiving as a married man with hopes that he could be more patient and selfless.
The Canadian pop singer, 24, married model Hailey Baldwin in a private civil ceremony in September.
“First thanksgiving as a married man, first time hosting thanksgiving,” Bieber wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.
“Relationships are hard and love isn’t always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how! Every day is a learning process, trying to be more like him, patient, kind, selfless, boy I got a long way! But God’s grace is sufficient!” he added.
Bieber and Baldwin both attend the evangelical Hillsong Church, which was founded in Australia in 1983 and now has branches worldwide with a big youth following.
Bieber, who found fame as a baby-faced 15-year-old, and Baldwin first unofficially confirmed their marriage in comments on social media last week when the Sorry singer called Baldwin “my wife” and the model changed her Instagram name to Hailey Bieber.
Thursday was also Hailey’s 22nd birthday, which Bieber’s mother Patti Mallette marked with an Instagram Story showing her son singing Happy Birthday and presenting his wife with a cake.
“I’m SO #THANKFUL to have you as a daughter!!!” Mallette added on Twitter.