Category Archives: Wedding

Every day is NOT a great day

Do we now live in cultures that encourage unrealistic expectations of uninterrupted happiness? I find it troubling when the Church strains to paint everything in such positive terms that believers are shocked and perhaps disillusioned by trials and suffering. Continue reading

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Stumbling over the wedding vows

Hear What This Groom Said at The Altar! Continue reading

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12 Tests of Love

How can you know if it’s love or some kind of dangerous, temporary counterfeit? Continue reading

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Minister rebukes photographers

This pastor isn’t playing! I’ve performed a lot of weddings. Each time I tell the photographers that I trust them to exercise discretion as they capture the occasion. I’ve never had a situation like this one.

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Do not be yoked together with unbelievers

I keep a miniature wooden yoke in my office to use as a visual aid for explaining the importance of an equally yoked marriage. Continue reading

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Father’s Speech at Daughter’s wedding

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The greatest is love

Love is a word common to every language. The best definition for love is found in the New Testament. Practicing the love described below will deeply transform your life and relationships — from the inside out. We are wise to  evaluate … Continue reading

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Father-Daughter dance (get the tissues for this one!)

When our beautiful daughter (Steph Griffen) got married she told me in her typical cute way that she didn’t want her wedding to be a “sob-fest” (her words). She knew how easily her dad could let the tears roll. Well, … Continue reading

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5 short audio clips

Antagonistic people (Warning about dangerous people) Loving another (A word from the wedding season) Leaving Your Church (Some guidelines to help you) Farewell to God (Lessons from Charles Templeton) What do you want your Church to be? (Or, what does God say the Church is?) … Continue reading

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From joy to hostility in three years?

When I perform a wedding (over 150), I always look at the groom when the bride enters the door. What a joy to see their joy! (see some examples here). When I teach a class for singles each fall semester … Continue reading

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