The Most Important Thing I Share With Couples I’m About to Marry

This summer, I will be officiating at two weddings. I won't be able to do either ceremony like this (though I did once, at the request of the bride. Really.) Whenever I do a wedding, I sit down with a couple 3 or 4 times -- in preparation not just for the wedding day, but even…

My M&M Message, part 1

This past Sunday, I did something I've never done before - and may never do again. I gave my church an opportunity to choose the sermon. The text for the day was the book of Malachi, and two key themes jumped out at me: Money & Marriage. And since I like to focus my message on…

Do we over-emphasize marriage?

With the conclusion of a series I shared on love, there is one more thing I wanted to say. (That's the beauty of a blog -- what doesn't fit in a sermon, fits here.) And the thing I want to say is this: As a culture, we over-emphasize marriage. What? Are you serious, Jeff? How can…