Next month, I’m speaking at my sister-in-law’s wedding. I’m not an ordained minister, so I’ll be sharing the responsibilities with the groom’s grandfather who is a pastor. My mother-in-law asked me to tell her daughter’s story, share some marriage advice and do kind of a humor/insight thing. (She asked me after seeing me speak at the Off the Blogs event and that she wants me to do this is no small miracle because for at least four solid years before God rebuilt my life she experienced a season of life I would call “Wow that Jon Acuff is a jerk.”)
And this is the first wedding I’ve spoken at. Sure, I’ve been the silver medal friend that’s not in the wedding and is instead asked to read a Bible verse, you know the verse I am talking about, but never actually spoken at one. So I was curious, what’s the best marriage advice you’ve ever heard? Clearly I know what I’m not going to say, but what should I say?
If you’ve never been married, what’s the best advice you’ve heard?
If you are married, what’s the best advice you wish you had heard?
What would you tell a young couple about marriage?