Not Just a Piece of Paper

It is often said that marriage is just a piece of paper. That was not my experience at my daughter Diana's and new son-in-law Erik's wedding on June 24. Traditionally, a marriage ceremony brings together many friends and family, who through participating in the ceremony all become a little more invested in seeing the new marriage succeed. And the commitment of the two who wed one another is strengthened by expressing that commitment in front of friends and family. That means something. 

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