Justin Bieber marked his first Thanksgiving as a married man, saying that "love is not always easy," but adding that he was trying, like Jesus Christ, to be more patient and selfless.
The 24-year-old Canadian pop singer, who married model Hailey Baldwin at a civil ceremony in September, told her 102 million followers at the Instagram that Thanksgiving was the first American holiday he received.
"First thanksgiving as a married man for the first time hosting Thanksgiving," Bieber wrote in a posting.
"Relationships are difficult and love is not 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 have a long way! But gods [sic] grace is enough! "He added.
Both Bieber and Baldwin attend the Evangelical Church of Hillsong, founded in Australia in 1983 and now have branches all over the world with a great following youth.
Bieber found fame as a 15-year-old boy, but faced repeated disagreements with the law during a tumultuous reign as one of pop's biggest stars.
Baldwin unofficially confirmed the couple's wedding in social media comments last week when the singer called Baldwin "my wife" and the model changed her name on the Instagram to Hailey Bieber.
Thursday was also her 22nd birthday, which Bieber's mother Patti Mallette scored with a story on the Instagram showing her son singing Congratulations and presenting his wife with a cake.
"I'm so kind to have you as a daughter !!!" Mallette added on Twitter.