Tag Archives: wedding homily

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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on covenant making

A covenant is more than a contract. It does not protect our interests, as a contract does. It surrenders them. You come here to surrender yourself to the interests of each other, and you do this by making an oath. There is no mingling of blood, but a mingling of purpose as God himself makes you one flesh.

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Covenant-keeping, sanctifying love

The covenant you make is sacred and permanent. It is approached with reverence and sealed with blood. There is no backing out or giving up. You will swear before these witness to cherish each other until our Lord comes or until death alone shall part you.

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what God has joined

Vulnerability and courage help you create a safe space to practice the patience and forgiveness God has extended you in Christ Jesus

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