"When two people make their vows to one another in the presence of God, they speak and God answers. Reality changes as a new bond is born. Families change and relationships take form that will echo through many lives for years to come. That is what happened when my uncle and my new aunt made their vows; it works when two twenty-somethings in the dawn of adult lives commit themselves to each other without reserve.
Marriage makes families, including extended families, and it makes homes. We can argue about who should be able to marry, but we should not argue this: a good society is one that supports people, young and old, who want to take that wild and risky step and vow themselves to one another in the sight of God and all the world, for richer or poorer, better or worse, in sickness and in health, until they are parted by death."
Monday, April 26, 2010
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