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Slow Marriage

January 14, 2021

Several years ago I learned about The Slow Food movement. Have you heard of it? Founded by an Italian, its mission is to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat our dwindling interest in the food we eat. There is much about the Slow Food […]

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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

Recently, a friend from Seminary posed a question on Facebook: Without saying “I love you,” what are three words your partner says that mean the same thing? I was fascinated by the question, and the responses. As I considered how I might answer the question, instead of three alternate words, I recalled two very distinct […]

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So many articles and posts and conversations about the global pandemic. Frankly, I asked my PR Director, René, if we could find something else to write about. Maybe merely as an escape hatch for myself. But, true to her expert form, René insisted, and she was right. We do need to keep talking about weddings […]

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A Day in the Life, Telling the Story of Marriage

I am so excited to share what I think is such an important message with a broader audience.  Thanks to the folks at iAct for featuring my article in their Austin American Statesman column.  To read, click here and then ask yourself – what is your daily, or even weekly ritual for calibrating your anxiety, […]

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Hey!  You made it this far? Well, good things come to those who wait. This is our last entry in our first-ever series, so thanks for joining us.  AND, it’s the last part of the ceremony, too. Time to seal the deal, and celebrate with food, cake, and dancing. The Kiss And that is the […]

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For better or for worse (see what I did there?!), here we are at the center of the ceremony! At the very heart of this grand affair are the wedding vows. And wedding vows are far more than a few sweet and pretty words spoken before the party begins. So, then, what is a wedding? […]

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No, no . . . not the physical address. Although that is important (see my previous post on welcoming words). This is more about the message to the bride and groom. You know – dearly beloved,  marriage is a new way of life created, ordered, and blessed and must not be entered into carelessly, selfishly […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

Because who doesn’t want to have a blog (or blog series) with the word “demystifying” in it? Well, here we are chugging straight towards one year of blogging. And wow, have I learned a lot. I hope you have, too. Time to tackle new things . . . like a blog series! Over the next […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

My mission is to create families through marriage.  It’s fun, meaningful, and truly my vocation. My preference, of course, is to spend all my time with my couples writing ceremonies, talking about marriage, and getting to know each other. But, as is true in every job, there are things we are required to do to […]

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