Tag Archives: wedding

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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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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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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a mystery profound

Cherish this woman. She is for you, all fair, more lovely than you know, stronger than you expect, more forgiving than you deserve.

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marriage as transformation

We cherish and nurture our own body—yet in marriage we become one flesh. We take care of ourselves. We look out for ourselves. And in marriage men learn better than anywhere else to love someone else, to look after her interests, to be thoughtful and careful and kind.

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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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a blessing on your head

What I have seen is that you cherish this woman. What I have seen is that you are willing to point her toward Christ and his Word. What I have seen is that your love is sacrificial and stable. I’m confident you are ready to do this, and do it well.

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a blessing indeed

A Night of Blessing is a rare moment in the life of a man, a moment to gather in a community of trusted brothers and spiritual fathers and talk about things that matter.

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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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a few good men

Marriage is often the equivalent of sleeping on hard ground and eating meals out of a can.

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