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loving life and letting go

For an anniversary, there was surprisingly little nostalgia or remembering.  Our single most significant conversation was about our future. 

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only a picture

Our marriage easily becomes our idol, the thing we seek more than we seek God.  It is even easier for our expectations of our spouse to become an idol, the image in our head of what our spouse should look like or do. 

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how did Christ love the church?

Marriage was always a picture of Christ and the church, of His unconditional, self-sacrificing, sanctifying delight in His people.

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for Kenny and Katelyn, on covenant

Sacrifice is the essence of covenant making. And the sacrifice you both offer today is yourselves

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they are playing our song

We have fallen in and out of love a hundred times, and we have seen the peaks and the valleys, from the sublime to the ridiculous. And we always come back to that covenant we have made and kept.

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words for a wedding

A covenant is not just a promise before God, it is a promise like God’s, who has said He will never leave you nor forsake you.

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the sky is falling

The folks over at CNN are warning us that the marriage apocalypse is just around the corner. They are always warning us about something, since ratings indicate they have half as many viewers as FOX.

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a prudent woman is from the Lord

Katie gives our shared life roots and steadiness, things I need. Things every man needs.

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how did Christ love the church?

Imagine the grace poured out on us when we least expected it, and the forgiveness extended to us when we least deserved it. Imagine it and emulate it.

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why marriage matters

Covenant making is not merely about the symbolism of what we do here this afternoon. It is about substance. This is no mere contract that you make.

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