Today my son got married!
The bride is a wonderful lady, and both her family and our family think they are very well suited for each other.
Thursday night I participated in the “bachelor party”; both the bride’s father and I were invited, and they really wanted us there. We started with a couple of rounds of laser tag, with both the men and the women. Then the men and women went to separate restaurants. No stripper or anything of the like, just a group of Christians celebrating two about to become one.
The ceremony was small, the desire of both the bride and the groom to keep cost down (neither has any debt!). A larger reception is scheduled later. The wedding was officiated by both “his” pastor and “her” pastor, and included all four parents speaking blessings over the couple. After a nice meal for all the guests, the couple took off for a five-day honeymoon.
It is such a blessing that our son has found a good Christian gal who shares his beliefs and values. It is also a blessing that we get along so well with her folks; we would be friends even if our kids were not married. This new couple has a great start on their life together.
Sadly, many of us do not get such a good start. If you did, count your blessings. If you did not, think about what was lacking, and how it may have hurt or limited your marriage. God can take you beyond a less than great start, but that is much more likely to happen if you are honest with yourself about what could have been better.
Prayers for John and Forest hereby requested!
Great tweet of the week:
Pause & make it a point to celebrate the small and big things in your marriage. Rest a while in the joy. @PressurePts
Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
How to Get Your Wife or Husband to Love You Again ◄ Good adivce.
Cracking The Romance Code.
Secrets to courting your wife ◄ Courting your wife is a very good plan.
Valentine’s Day – Her Day to see you shine! ◄ Some good ideas for V-day.
Getting gifts for your wife ◄ Start with good information.
The Generous Wife
Journey to Surrender
Get Your Romance On! ◄ Scott offers “four sure-fire romantic hits” for Valentine’s.
Tell your wife she is beautiful ◄ She need to hear it, often.
Why Valentines Day Makes Me Want To Barf ◄ An honest look at a holiday many don’t like.
Just Ask ◄ Initiating – where it all starts.
How to Stay In Love With the One You Love Most ◄ Do you love her for who she is becoming?
Sponsor a Child with Compassion ◄ Ever thought about doing this? Get a first hand look at what CI does