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…

Someone I Love Is Turning 49

Gulp! Someone close to me is about to have a birthday -- her last one before the 50-mile marker. How did I end up married to -- how should I say this? -- a woman of such advanced years? If after that comment, my amazing wife is still reading, I'd like to share with her…

Ten Commandments of Marriage, part 2

Last week, I gave the first part of what I called "Ten Commandments of Marriage." If you missed them, find them here. Now that you have those first five down pat (piece 'o cake, right?), here are the next five: 6.¬†Laugh together. Life is funny. Sometimes it's ha-ha funny, sometimes it's LOL funny, and sometimes…