The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Wedding Plans

“Lauren, my husband says I’m not going.” My matron-of-honor texted me this week and said her husband didn’t want her going. I don’t blame him. I didn’t want to go anymore. You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the recent deaths of tourists in the Dominican Republic. I think the number is at seven deaths and at least a hundred sickened since May of this year. … [Read more...]

Partner Post: In Sickness & In Health

When you stand at the altar and say your vows, you vow to support and love your partner in sickness and in health. You vow to be by their side for all the good and the bad. Most of the time, marriage stays good. You support each other and push each other to be the best that you each can be as much as possible. When one of you is then hit with the unexpected, it can feel like a punch to the … [Read more...]

Leading with Forgiveness

“So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift” Matthew 5:23-24 (NRSV). This past weekend, I attended the wedding of two dear friends. The bride, music and ceremony were absolutely beautiful. I … [Read more...]