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Love at Any Age

Love can come at any age. Do we ‘find’ love, or does love find us? Rumi, the Sufi Mystic who lived in the 13thcentury wrote something that is still rings true: ‘Your task is not to seek for love, but to seek and find all the barrier within yourself that you have built against it.’ […]

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God’s Knot and other Unity Rituals

While it’s usually me suggesting the ideas, and that is, after all, my job – from time to time couples come to me with a request for a specific ritual for their wedding ceremony. Perhaps they saw or read about it somewhere.  There are many ways to find  this stuff, especially on the internet, whether Pinterest, Instagram […]

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Non-denominational? Secular? Sorting it all out.

When looking for someone to officiate their wedding, many couples  are not only unfamiliar with the terminology but may not be sure what they are actually seeking. Let me try to sort it out. I often get requests for a non-denominational ceremony. After exploring this with the couple I discover what they actually want is a […]

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What’s in a Building?

No matter how great or humble, every building has a purpose. I have been thinking a lot about houses of worship.  Considering the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and the fires at three churches in Louisiana, there couldn’t be a sharper contrast.  I am happy that I had the opportunity to visit Notre Dame.  While I do not […]

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Creating a Wedding that Gives Back

I’m always thinking about different ways a wedding can be not only unique but more meaningful. On a day and a time in your life when you are focused on yourself and your future, it’s not a bad idea to stop and think of others not as fortunate. Charitable weddings have been around for a […]

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Those Sizzling Summertime Weddings… are you prepared?

Here in the Poconos we don’t expect it to be as hot and muggy as it’s been this summer –  it’s been quite the sizzler – just about the hottest summer we can recall. After officiating several weddings in the blazing heat I thought I’d remind us all about how to deal with such extreme […]

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