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!