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15 Things I’ve Learned About Through Marriage

Today, my lovely wife Gail and I celebrate 15 years of marriage as we received the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at St. Paul Parish in Richmond on a beautiful and sunny day.

On our 15th wedding anniversary, here are 15 things I’ve learned about through marriage; they are all essential aspects of our union. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and some of the things might not ring true for other couples.

But these are things that I believe we hold true and dear to our hearts. Some of these things I’ve learned directly from Gail, other things more indirectly. She may have even learned a thing or two from me. And we’ve learned many of these things together as a couple.

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Why We Do What We Do (as Youth Ministers)

Photo courtesy of Derek Juneson (http://djyvr.blogspot.com)

This past weekend, we held our annual Spirit Day rally for the grade 7 students of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.  Themed “Almighty”, it was our biggest Spirit Day ever with 2,100 youth and adult participants converging at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey over the weekend.

We’ve been very deliberate, intentional, and strategic in our Spirit Day planning since its inception in 2005.  In some respects it has become the “piece de resistance” of our Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry given its size, scope, and impact.

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