Now, they are not new in the sense that sin is new. I am a gay man planning to marry my same sex partner of 22 years in less than 2 months in an Episcopal ceremony. But it wouldn't stop us from adoring her, right? We will not continue to assume the role of authority in their lives, because we are no longer their authority; our adult children have transferred their dependence from us, rightly, to dependence on the God of the Universe, their Creator and their Lord. And he has a home to go home to.
So these vows are to be taken seriously by the state, and these vows are to be taken seriously by the community, and these vows are to be taken seriously, in the case of Christians, by the church.
We never know how long we will have the gift of the lives of those we love. My parents are gone now, and how I wish they could have seen their precious granddaughter be married. I want Sue to go away and leave us alone.
I had a job that I loved, and then I met Richard.