ordering that skyscraper wedding cake and symphony for your wedding, consider that most of those
ended in divorce, including the $3+ million Gest-Minelli
nuptial that lasted only one year.
There's no correlation between the extravagance of a wedding and the longevity or the
happiness of the marriage. If there is one, it may even be a negative correlation.
The costs aside, what about the process?
For many couples, the
planning for a wedding turns into a full-time production with endless details to study,
select, manage and schedule that not only takes time and money but also causes stress and anxiety.
At the conclusion of their wed
ding, many couples express fatigue and relief more than anything else.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Consider the memorable
JFK Jr. wedding
to Carolyn Bessette in 1996 on a deserted island in Georgia.
Their chapel (above) didn't even have
electricity, and all they brought were their wed
rings and Bibles.
Speaking of Bibles, for 200 dollars, 100 Bible
s can be given to persecuted Christians in countries where
Bibles are banned
, and for every 100 Bible
s given, 300
new people on average come to believe in Jesus, and in turn need their own
So instead of spending $30,000 or $3 million to run with the
herd, why not save yourself the time and stress, and
donate some of the money you save to Bibles and wining souls? After
all, shouldn't everything - including your wed
ding - glorify and serve
Christ? What would glorify and serve Him more: a
Tower of Babel
of a wed
cake or Bible
s for new Christians?
For $5,000, 2,500 Bibles can reach
them and about 7,500 souls won for Christ. For $50,000, that
number rises to 25,000 Bible
s and 75,000 souls saved. And for $500,000,
a quarter million
s can reach the lost and three-quarter million souls saved.
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