OK, I’ll admit it. I kind of like weddings. In most cases they are really happy occasions filled with love, dancing, and good food (three of my favorite things). Can’t beat that, right? I’m even happy to say that I’ve grown out of the bridesmaid age group so it’s even more enjoyable just being a guest.
It’s weird that I’m writing this, right? I’ve never-admittedly-been a newlywed. I have, however, known enough newlyweds to know what not to do in the first year or so of marriage. And I’m sharing that “wisdom” with you now:
When a singleton talks to a married person about their choice of spouse inevitably the phrase “you just know” seems to come up without fail. “I just know what?” My single friend voiced aloud in such a recent conversation. And the married person she was talking to gave that vague shrug, “You just do.”
I’m a pretty avid fan of John Piper’s “Ask Pastor John” podcast series. Often he answers interesting questions about Christianity and applying the Bible to one’s life. Well, for the past week or so Francis Chan has been answering questions on the podcast and yesterday’s installment was regarding why he feels Christians are getting married later.
This headline at the UK Huffington Post website caught my eye this morning: “Woman Marries Herself After Six Years of Being Single.” And, as the article notes, she’s not the first (nor likely the last) to feel the need to proclaim self-love to the world. Continue reading