I like to be independent. I really don’t like asking for help. Like a lot of men, I would prefer driving in circles for 20 minutes to pulling over and asking for directions. Perhaps it’s because I hate admitting weakness and failure.
Christianity is different than almost any other way of thinking. It’s not a transaction between you and a mysterious deity in the sky. The Christian faith is a restored relationship between you and your Maker—a bond that sinful mankind has broken and that our Savior Jesus restored at the cost of his life.
In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin Roosevelt articulated the value of democracy by its commitment to four “freedoms”: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
There are certain features of weddings that have become very, very common. One is the bridal procession to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” Another is the lighting of a unity candle between the bride and the groom.