This past Saturday, my sister-in-law Julie Ann married Patrick in a beautiful wedding Mass at St. Paul’s Parish in Richmond, BC.
It’s just too bad I told everyone it was a funeral Mass.
In this anniversary edition of Clay’s Corner, I walk through what I was thinking – and what I wasn’t thinking – as I made the silly mistake.
My new Clay’s Corner is a must-watch for married couples (especially husbands) and anyone planning or hoping to get married.
I’m joined by my good friend Josh Canning (Alpha Canada, creator of Canadian Catholic) to talk about our amazing wives – Lisa and Gail.
In particular, we talk about how our wives bring out the best in us, and how they help us and challenge us when we struggle. We also discuss how our wives help us in our journey to become men of God.
Here’s the story of Nathan and Megan that I told at their wedding reception on April 9, 2016 at the Marine Drive Golf Club.
In 2011, a young intern for the BC Catholic, looking for some information about a priest, picked up the phone and called a Chancery employee. The Chancery employee – for whatever reason – didn’t really give much of an answer and in the BC Catholic intern’s words, stone-walled him. And that, my friends, is how the wedding story of Megan and Nathan begins.
Continue reading Single, Under 30, and Not a Priest: The Story of Nathan and Megan (#rumohrhasit2016)
On October 3, 2015, my work colleague and friend Erwin married beautiful Alexandria in London, Ontario. I was blessed to emcee the reception that evening, and as part of the program I presented the following story about Erwin and Alex: their meeting, the courting period, their dating, and the proposal.
The story of Erwin and Alex begins in March 2013 when Erwin sat across from me (and 3 others) in a boardroom in downtown Vancouver. We asked questions and he did his best to answer them.
One month later he was living in Vancouver and working at a new job. For a really good looking boss.
As I mentioned earlier, Erwin and Alex met in Saskatoon in January 2014 when they were both there for some youth ministry gatherings that had some really long names.
Alex’s first impression of Erwin was hardly a positive one. She found him abrupt, unapproachable, and standoffish. Pretty much everything you look for in a future husband.
Continue reading Penguins, Planes, and the Proposal: The Story of Erwin and Alex
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.
Continue reading 15 Things I’ve Learned About Through Marriage