The Institution of Marriage

27 Sep


It is not uncommon to hear people bemoan the ways that the institution of marriage is being weakened, abandoned or undercut in this country.

I couldn’t disagree more.

I have had the privilege of officiating at two wonderful weddings for wonderful couples recently.  Both couples — though very different — are a testimony to the strength of the institution of marriage.

I know of several other couples just recently married for whom I can say the same thing.

Marriage is — and always will be — a central institution of human community and society… and that is a very good thing.

Marriage is a gift. It is grace. I believe it is sacramental.

Very few things bring me greater joy than getting to be a part of people’s public proclamation of their love and covenant. 

It is always a beautiful and powerful thing!

1 Comment

Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Uncategorized


One response to “The Institution of Marriage

  1. Ben D.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    <p>Well said Mike! Keep at it… congratulations… and may God continue to bless you both always!</p><p>BD</p>



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