Friday, August 20, 2010


Today is the eve of my wedding anniversary.

August 21, 1998 was the day I married the love of my life.  Twelve years have now passed and not once have I regretted my decision.  My life is so much richer having my wife at my side.  I am committed to her completely.

There is a third person in this marriage however.

Both of our wedding rings have the following inscription:  Ecclesiastes 4:12.  Faithful readers of the bible will recognize this verse.  It reads:  “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

The pastoral charge at our wedding was based on this verse and the comments to us as a newly married couple were this.  Together as a couple you can do so much more than either of you can alone; however in order to have a strong marriage, there needs to be a third cord, and that third cord is the person of Jesus Christ.

Our marriage is a Christian marriage and that makes all the difference.  It means that we have anchored our marriage to Jesus Christ.  Storms may still come, but we will endure the storm.

I love you Margaret.

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