I have the opportunity to perform a ceremony this weekend that I have not done before. I will be re-marrying a young couple. Living as close to Ft. Bragg as I do I have had the opportunity of be the public wedding officiant for couples that were secretly or otherwise already married. When troops deploy, as they have for the last decade couples decide to marry in order to ensure that the loved one left behind has some legal or financial protection not afforded girl friends or boy friends.

On Sunday I’ll be re-marrying a young couple that married in haste several years ago. The found that marriage is difficult and they divorced. Subsequently they discovered that they truly do love each other and they appreciate each other much more now than they did before. It will be my pleasure to give them a new lease on married life.