This weekend, my husband and I attended a health update conference. The last speaker spoke about relationships, giving advice about how we could counsel our patients towards lasting relationships and marriages. In the last three weeks, our church has been going through principles for a healthy marriage. There is a large industry committed to relationship … More “I do” to who?
New Zealand is a beautiful country, rich with all sorts of nature and wildlife. Rocky shores dip into mirrored blue lakes, and evergreen forests form a windy ramp up to glistening glaciers. During our honeymoon in New Zealand, we’ve seen a nature that is ever changing, full of variety, colourful as a chameleon, and absolutely … More Bless the Lord O My Soul
Wedding day came and went quickly, in a blur, but not without meaning. Leading up to the day, I had been asking the Lord to show me something more of how He saw His bride, the church. I wanted to know how He saw the fulfilment of her being, of His love in her. [John … More It’s Gonna Be Worth It
Tomorrow is December 1st, 2013 – wedding day. More importantly, it will be day one of the journey Jerry and I will travel together in marriage. In the last nine months, we’ve been preparing both for the wedding, and for our marriage in Christ. All the preparation, the struggling and the decisions were not in … More Love and Humility: Two Lessons in Wedding Preparation
Guestlists. If you’ve ever planned a 21st, or a wedding, or any other significant function, you may be aware of the dynamic discussions it can sometimes inspire. Who do you invite? And why? Does inviting one person really mean you have to invite 10 other people? Will they be offended? Does that matter? What’s the … More Friends of the Bridegroom: A Wedding Guestlist
When Jerry I asked if I would marry him, I said “Yes.” We knew that marriage wouldn’t just be a smooth ride. When he asked, he was asking if I would commit to a life fraught with mistakes, short-comings, disagreements, annoyances times two, and double consequences. He was saying “yes” to all this and I … More The Pleasure of Saying “Yes”
The Bridegroom’s Vow The everlasting covenant between Jesus Christ (the bridegroom) and His Church (the bride) Kristen Tee (2012) A Shadow of Eternity What is your favourite moment when you attend a wedding? What do you remember the most? Is it the face of the groom when he sees his beloved bride walk through the door, … More The Bridegroom’s Vow