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One of my favorite books in the Christian Bible is Ecclesiastes (Hebrew: Qoheleth). Most people are familiar with the lines “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die . . .” Hey, did The Byrds’s song just pop into […]

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A Day in the Life, News

Even before the pandemic, loneliness and isolation were huge issues in our country. The digital divide is more than just an economic issue. These phones and computers that seemingly connect us, also separate us. In April of 2020, as the global pandemic unfolded, Susan Pinker published an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing the […]

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As a systems-oriented marriage and family therapist, my short answer would be: because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Creating something greater than ourselves is an intrinsically human goal. From the first cave dweller who painted their story on the wall to the astronauts who put a flag on the moon, […]

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Telling the Story of Marriage

“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 marriage also end long before death do us part? […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

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 blog post varied. However, we did have a particular cluster of responses around […]

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Beyond Valentine’s Day

February 26, 2021

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 this. What do you make of love when the world collapses around you? It’s […]

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A Day in the Life, News, Telling the Story of Marriage

With a global pandemic still raging, the role of “the gathered” at weddings has been altered. Our weddings in 2020 have been much smaller, incorporated Zoom, or simply been postponed. And almost always for the sake of community. Sure, elopements and micro-weddings are trending; understandably so. And they have their place. But what I find […]

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A Day in the Life, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

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 cocktails. Yep. We are keeping it real over here at […]

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Our Growing Team!

July 3, 2020

Hey World! Want to read something fun? Want some good news? Well, we have some over here.  I am excited for all of you to meet our newest team member. Liz Bailey, client liaison/sage-burner/loud car singer, is the newest member of our Central Ceremonies family. You will get to know her as your first contact […]

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It’s a Mess

April 16, 2020

Well, this photo about sums up my life lately. And it probably sums up yours, as well. What a chaotic, frightening, sad, lonely, overwhelming, dark time. What a mess. There it is. I’ve named it, and you can probably add some feelings to that list. And even if none of these feelings resonate with you, […]

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