My family and I just returned from a weekend in Ouray, Colorado, where I officiated at a wedding for a young woman who was in our youth group in Colorado Springs. It’s an amazing experience to be involved in people’s lives in this way. I watched her grow up from a giggly freshman to a mature senior and now a wonderful young woman who is marrying a great guy. They both love Christ, are involved in growing in their faith, have strong Christian families, and a great support network of friends and relatives. If you were to paint the perfect scenario you’d like to see for a marriage, this comes pretty close.
So many times I do weddings where the couple is focused on everything but the marriage. It was so nice to be part of a special weekend where the focus was on Jesus and the love that two people have for each other.
We also had a great time together as a family on the long drive. The key? Books on tape!