The Challenge of Advice
I've been in a long season of officiating at weddings. Weddings are more and more fun for me the older I get. What tickles me most are the occasions of advice-giving that happen at wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions and among bridesmaids and groomsmen. They all love the couple getting married and they pile on words of blessing and advice. Sometimes the advice I hear brings tears to my eyes, when it comes from seasoned (and scarred lives) of grandparents, parents, and siblings. But sometimes it is so silly, like when an unmarried friend waxes on about how the have a perfect marriage. Who gives you advice and where does it come from?