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Archive for April, 2013

Planning a wedding or a party?

Planning a wedding or party?

One will end in short order.

The hours I heard were spent by this mother and her young bride-to-be.  Flowers and ribbons.  Candles and runners.  Music and speeches.  Limos and parties.  Food and bands.  Where people sit and who get invited to the “real” reception.  Oh, and the ceremony?  The vows?  Oh pastor, we just want to say something nice to each other.  We aren’t very traditional (in other words we don’t intend to be back to church til a baby needs dedicated).  We just want to make up our own words and we want you to say what pastors say and then pronounce us “husband and wife”.  In fact, even that sounds a little traditional so just pronounce us “a couple”.

God calls it marriage. He describes what it is, how it works, what it is useful for and what ends it.  Its all in the Bible.  With just a little bit of the fervency thrown into the festivities held back for the marriage and things could turn out so much better.

Get premarital counseling that is meaningful.  Not just stuff that gets you through the party day but instead something that gets you through life.