Saturday, December 11, 2004

Marriage links for the week  

I read posts by three single bloggers this week lamenting, to one degree or another, their respective states of singleness:

As a side note, I remember vividly what it was like to be single, lonely, and despairing of ever finding someone to grow old with. At one point, I was so convinced I would never marry that I said as much in writing. Single friends, I understand what you're going through. Just don't give up hope.

Don't read this. It's just silly. Of course, it's from Peachwater, Tx., so what else would you expect?

Totem to Temple questions the motives of pastors who require couples to go through premarital counseling before they will officiate a wedding for them. I have my own thoughts on the matter, but I'll save them for another post.

There's a lot that I want to change about this site's design. One thing is the left-hand column of links. There are several blogs I need to add, and a few that are there that I don't read much and should probably delete. One of the blogs I want to add is California Hammonds, written by Greg Hammond. I found it via a comment he left in Friday's post. In it, Greg chronicles his life as he raises three daughters and continues to mourn in the wake of his wife's death earlier this year. I can't imagine the strength and courage a man must find in order to carry on the way he has. He is in my prayers, and as soon as I get this site redesigned, he'll be on my blogroll as well.