How to Find Yourself: thoughts about marriage that are about more than marriage

This past weekend, I presided at a wedding. As always, the ceremony is a time of joy and celebration. The bride and groom look their best, and everything that happens point to one thing:¬†happiness and smiles. So, when I stand before the just-about-to-be-married couple, speaking to them (and to those who are gathered), I want…

Thanks mom (and dad) for 60 years of faithfulness

Later this year, my parents will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. By my count, that's nearly 22,000 days together. I think they deserve a party.¬†This summer, if all goes well, my parents' five children and spouses, along with 12 grandchildren (and two spouses), and 5 great-grandkids will converge on St. Louis for a celebration 60…