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A wedding sermon: To expand and include

In a moment, we will share candlelight in this circle of friends and family. Sharing the light is a symbol of the meaning of marriage. Just as one candle shines its light in the darkness and with other candles expands … Continue reading

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Marriage: valuing difference

I am an identical twin. Whenever people see my brother and me together, usually the first reaction is to express how similar we look and act. People, it seems, naturally start with what appears to unite us and make us … Continue reading

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Marriage: for the heavy-haul

“For if they fall, one will lift up the other” (Ecclesiastes 4:10) On the journey of life, how well we do depends on with whom we travel. And how well we travel together. I like the name of your business … Continue reading

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Marriage on the Rock

What first comes to mind when you think about a rock? There is, for me, something about the stability, constancy and reliability of a rock that suitably describes the durability of a 60-year long marriage. No doubt, some of that … Continue reading

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Resonance in marriage: a wedding day sermon

The afternoon we first arrived at the Bed and Breakfast on the shores of western Newfoundland, I headed straight for the beach. I didn’t know it was high tide when I saw several meters off shore a couple of large … Continue reading

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Playing in Marriage

Philippians 4:4-9 / Isaiah 43:1-5a, 18-19 Whether it is soccer, or ballroom dancing, or dragon boating, or whitewater rafting –  is your marriage characterized with ‘play’? I would say, this is a good thing. For each of you. And for … Continue reading

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Marriage is a dance

Dear couple, You took ballroom dancing a while ago. And quite a few times this experience came up in our conversations. So much in the image of dancing relates to the couple relationship in marriage. If you can hold the … Continue reading

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