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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 […]


Category: marriage

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, […]


Category: marriage

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 […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


Category: marriage

The Three

1. The Wall Street Journal ran a story on a small study done on Facebook and marriages. And when I say marriages, I mean marriages that fail. The story was instantly adopted by several Christian leaders who I respect as the prime example why we must be careful when engaging in online media. While I […]


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