20 Years Later

Imagine that you have bought a brand new house. You also have had it fully decorated and furnished. Then, as soon as it is ready, you leave for another country. Meanwhile, the brand new house stands unoccupied. What do you think you will see when you return twenty years later? According to the Second Law…

Why do you want to get married?

It has become a habitual practice to ask premarital couples that I work with “Why do you want to get married?” I do not wish to assume I know your reason, and neither should you. As it turns out, it is a very important question. It is important not for me to hear their answers,…

“I’ve found someone else”

I’ve seen it in the movies. I’ve also heard it from friends. “I’ve found someone else.” What is the appropriate response to such a statement? Should we be happy, or should we be sad. If you say you’ve found someone, it means that you’ve been looking. But why were you looking for someone else when…

Russell Moore on the Wedding Vow

Well, I think there’s an assumption behind the mentality of writing one’s own vows that is really dangerous to marriage. And the assumption is that the wedding is a celebration of the couple’s love. So, in the wedding, the couple will construct and articulate how they feel about each other, which I think has very…

Russell Moore on The Wedding Ceremony

One of the things I’ve noticed when I talk to people who are delaying marriage is they’re in a cohabitation situation. When I ask them why, at first, I was expecting a Low view of marriage. And sometimes you will [see that]. But I’ve actually found in talking to people that I rarely come across…