There will be 2.3 million weddings this year in the United States. And it seems my wife and I were invited to half of them, not including the three weddings we’ll be attending in the next 18 months as parents of the bride or groom. Yes, three of our five children are engaged.
With the stakes so high ”“ half of marriages still end in divorce ”“ we’ve been thinking a lot about marriage, even though the conversations around us are all about weddings (venues, photographers, invitations).
Just last weekend, we were at a wedding where the minister addressed the married couples in the congregation directly, asking us to consider renewing our vows today, to recommit to each other as we move forward together on our journey.