March 15, 2021

Why Marriage: the second time around

“Why Marriage?” This was a particularly deep question, after my first marriage ended in divorce after 14 years. The new love of my life was, well, still new to me, so a very reasonable question to ask myself was, is this just a rebound? Will this…

March 15, 2021

Why Marriage? An Ongoing Conversation

Last week I publicly posed a question that I often privately ask my clients in the context of writing their marriage ceremonies. Why are you marrying? And much like the answers we’ve received from clients over the years, the responses to our…

February 26, 2021

Beyond Valentine’s Day

Well, if you live in Texas, Valentine’s Day seems like it was about twenty-three years ago.  We’d always intended to write a blog titled “Beyond Valentine’s Day” after February 14th’s love fest. But we never thought it would look quite like…

July 30, 2020

Grounding – for real.

Sarah and I have been trying to write a blog about grounding for over three weeks. Now we are sitting together cursing technology, and are far from grounded. Our feet are actually on the desk while we think about our deep desire for pedicures and…

April 10, 2020

How We Build A Commonwealth

We are often discussing commonwealth here at Central Ceremonies. It’s because we believe marriage is a mini-commonwealth, and because marriage ceremonies are part of building the greater commonwealth. Now, if there is anything…

March 19, 2020

Commonwealth in the time of Covid 19.

Today has been an interesting day for me. Which is saying a lot in this time of Coronavirus. But today the border between Canada and the US shut down for non-essential travel. With that declaration and media announcement, my inbox and texts blew…

November 26, 2019

Giving Thanks, Part 2

It’s been an exciting, busy, fantastic year over here. And we aren’t even done . . . we love our December and New Year couples for all the winter sparkle they bring to the holiday season! But during this Thanksgiving week, it is customary,…

November 2, 2018

The Commonwealth

One of my very best friends married her husband in Virginia. I presided as the officiant at their wedding. It was a special and privileged moment for me.  It was special for her, too, but I am quite sure for different reasons. Anyway, prior to arriving…