Presume Nothing – While Planning Your Wedding!

We enter marriage offering the best of who we are: our deepest feelings, our best intentions, our greatest hopes, full of generosity and affection for our partner. But we fall in love and decide to live the rest of our loves together without realizing that loving each other and living our life together are different.                                                                         Susan Piver When Philip and Cora first met with me they were five months away from their wedding.  In their late twenties, they’d been …

Marriage = One Long, Grand Conversation!

photo: jesse leake   A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. Andre Malroux    true story One night I grabbed dinner at my favorite local bistro. The staff knows me and brings me “the usual” without my having to ask. I was lost in a book when I happened to glance up and look across the room. Two tables lined the opposite wall.   At one sat a young couple in their twenties – laughing, …

4 Tips for Staying Happy On Your Wedding Day!

  However richly inspired by love, marriage is a high wire act that is usually attempted by two nervous wrecks who just go for it, reeling with bliss and blind with the hots. The rest is work, faith and destiny. Unknown     As flippant as that quote may be, I think it offers keen insight into the wedding experience.   I’ve officiated non-denominational wedding ceremonies for a wide array of couples here in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California …