By Mary Hunt Webb

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011

The excitement of the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William of Great Britain has inspired people across the globe. Some couples that have delayed getting married because of financial constraints have found ways to involve their families and friends in joining forces to bring about the event.

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For those of us who have been married for a long time, it took us back in our memories to our own weddings.

An image of Morris Webb, Jr. and his bride, Mary Hunt Webb.

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Yes, that’s my husband, Morris, and I at our wedding, many pounds ago.

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Although the path to the altar may not be easy, the path from it isn’t any easier. There are times when it may seem an uphill trudge.

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When the shine has disappeared from wedding rings and many of the wedding gifts have become stained or broken, the difficulty of keeping a marriage together may seem to require a delicate balance that appears impossible to maintain.

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It may even cause many to question why they got married in the first place.

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The path may seem narrow at times.

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However, as long as we focus on our similarities and stop reflecting on our differences, it is possible to stay together because we are not traveling that path alone.

I like the way Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 states it:

“9) Two are better than one,
         Because they have a good reward for their labor.

10) For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
         But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
         For he has no one to help him up.

11) Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
         But how can one be warm alone?

12) Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
         And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (New King James Version)

That third strand is God. He has been part of our marriage from the beginning. We hope that you will make Him part of yours, too.

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