Wow, a few weeks ago I was blessed to officiate my 94th wedding. There were two things that made this one really cool. The first was that the groom was my cousin. Also, since it was a family wedding, my sister and brother-in-law, who are also the first couple I married, were there and they were just days away from celebrating their tenth anniversary. Seeing these two couples … [Read more...]
Why Wouldn’t You Wear Your Wedding Ring?
Please excuse me for a moment while I vent. I am always puzzled by married people who consistently choose not to wear their wedding ring. The excuses typically communicated are "people know I'm married" or "the ring is just a piece of jewelry and doesn't define my marriage." In my opinion those reasons are tired and played. Lately, I developed this strange habit of looking … [Read more...]
Money Monday: Is Love Defined By The Size Of The Ring?
By Dr. Charles Alonzo Peters It seems when it comes to love size does matter. At least when it comes to the engagement ring. We've been caught up in one of the greatest marketing ploys of all time. Right up there with paying a 1000% markup to drink water from a plastic bottle. You know the typical Hollywood script. The newly engaged woman bursting at the seams … [Read more...]