The Mystery: A Wedding Reading for Mature Couples

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Having met later in life, there are no memories of young romantic love, high school roller skating parties, college weekdays longing for your touch.  No memories of experiencing together life’s first tastes of freedom or the innocence of believing that we had all the time in the world… I never knew your young body nor you mine; those days when …

The Promise, by Heather Berry

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At a recent ceremony of New York ladies, they invited a couple of dear friends to participate in their ceremony.  Their participation included selecting a special reading for the couple.  For the assignment, they selected “The Promise,” by Heather Berry, permit for any ceremony. Within this blessed union of souls, where two hearts intertwine to become one, there lies a …

An Excerpt from “A Gift from the Sea”

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The mother of a recent groom introduced me to this particular passage from Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “A Gift from the Sea.”  It is a beautiful description of the constantly changing nature of love in a strong marriage partnership. “When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It …

Words of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

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  Wendell Berry is the kind of person we all want to have in our lives.  He reminds me of Thomas Jefferson…..wise, reflective, philosophical, communitarian, and an advocate for the agrarian life.  The Kentucky born poet, essayist, and social activist has written many books and recieved countless awards.  His words on marriage are meaningful to all:  “The meaning of marriage …