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Category: marriage

The Honeymoon Temptation

This post is a continuation of a series of posts built on Ron Rolheiser’s book Sacred Fire, which focuses on what he describes as the 2nd or mature stage of discipleship with Jesus, often entered into during the ages of 25 to 45 or so. Read PART ONE. Today we’ll look at another pitfall in […]


Category: marriage

The Goal of a Wedding

I officiated over a small, private wedding ceremony recently, and will be attending several other wedding ceremonies in the coming months. While weddings are a significant spiritual event, fewer weddings are taking place inside a church sanctuary. Certainly, God’s presence can unite two to become one in any place, but I often worry that making weddings […]


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Covenant > Compatibility

Often in marriage compatibility is seen as the goal for a couple. Find your match, learn to love them, then commit to them for a lifetime. It’s not that compatibility has no place in marriage, but prioritizing it over the commitment of marriage misses the mark. Walter Brueggemann phrases the prioritizing of marriage by saying, […]


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Commitment Inspires Love

This Saturday I’ll be performing a wedding for a couple that I’ve known the better part of a decade. It will be wonderful to see a lot of old friends and to celebrate the coming together of this young couple. In my meetings with them leading up to this marriage ceremony, we’ve discussed the role […]


Category: marriage

A Marriage Problem

Since my marriage began six years ago I’ve had a number of friends lose theirs. Some by choice. Others were told that the marriage was over by their now former spouse. After the first three friends I stopped counting. It broke my heart and I didn’t like telling other friends a number. Instead I tried […]


Category: marriage

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

From Tyler: Today’s post is from Justin Davis, co-author of the just released book Beyond Ordinary. I read the book over the Christmas holiday and highly recommend it. Justin and Trisha do a wonderful job of weaving their own story in with important principles to help marriages thrive. Hope you enjoy this great post today. […]


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