A Royal Wedding and Sacred Covenant Marriage

Weddings are fun, aren’t they? We sure think so! This past weekend we had the privilege of watching Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle. It was a royal wedding indeed! We loved watching all of the pageantry involved and the loving sentiments that were expressed during this special time in their Read More…

Living in the Promised Love of Marriage

In your wedding you made a vow to devotedly “love, honor, and cherish” each other until you are parted by death. Those promises seemed so easy to give at the beginning point of your married life together. Your love was fresh and new. But how do you keep these vows Read More…

Bible Verses that Can Be Used in a Wedding Ceremony

The following are verses of the Bible that you could use in your wedding ceremony. They come from the New International Version of the Bible. Be sure that whatever verses you use, you are willing to live by them. Don’t make a vow that you are not willing to carry Read More…

Growing Love Past the Wedding

In my reading, I came across a blessing that Dr Greg Smalley gave to a couple on their wedding day that I keep thinking about, and want to share it with you. It concerns growing love past the wedding. He told this couple: “My hope, my dream, my prayer for Read More…

Our Anniversary: We Still Say “I Do”

Today is our anniversary. 45 years ago today, we said, “I do.” We walked down the aisle of a small church and gave our vow to “love, honor, and cherish each other, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, keeping only to each other, til death do us Read More…

Moving Toward Unity – MM #220

Are you and your spouse united in love and purpose? If not, are you at least moving toward unity? “People often believe that important differences will go away with time—but getting married does not automatically bring people closer.” (Professor David Olsen) If you’re like Cindy and me (Steve) when you were Read More…

Wedding Vows Taken Seriously

I love officiating formal church weddings. It’s a privilege to be a part of the ceremony when wedding vows are exchanged. I especially look forward to that precise moment when the bride first steps into view. I relish the exquisite sensations of those extraordinary seconds. Then I watch her raise Read More…