"I'm not afraid of marrying you," said the young groom. "I'm afraid of losing you."
When I first had sex, it wasn't just teenage hormones. I wanted to know and be known.
I knew life was a gift to be shared, not a possession to safeguard, even before my wife collapsed on the kitchen floor. But it was abstract knowledge then.
Did you hear about the for-profit wedding chapel owners in Idaho who are claiming a constitutional right (pdf) to refuse services to same-sex couples? From Marci Glass's entertaining post:
I hate to be the one to point this out to the Reverends Knapp, but they are not, in fact, pastors of a church. They own a wedding mill.
"It is better to marry than to burn," says Paul. This strange, embarrassing passage may offer some ground for fresh discernment.
Some ask why a pastor would pass up a chance to draw a young couple into the church. But perhaps that's the wrong question.