and nothing other. The bride's attire, the church's decorations, the music...all
these things that normally called attention to themselves were not to be
a part of our puritan wedding. We desired simple and modest, with the view
totally on God and His goodness. Psalms were chosen to be sung acapella.
Jennifer’s dress followed the criteria of the puritans...something to be
worn again and very practical.
Oh, we were not desiring to follow the puritans for themselves, as we are not to follow any man, so, as we found their principles we sought the Biblical foundation for them. This greatly helped us in making our decision.
Jennifer and Steven were joined in the union of marriage on April 29, 1995 in a quaint little country church, followed by a reception at Coushatte. At the reception they sang to each other of their commitment to God and their life together as man and wife. And after they left for their honeymoon, as we cleaned up the recreation hall, our hearts knew of the greatness of God in joining the two of these souls together. We were doing as parents are supposed to do, we were following our duty of providing for our children. We had just seen them fly from the nest, to go off on their first flight from home. They would be back. That is what God has ordained. They would come to us again to seek His counsel. They would come to us again to bless us as our offspring. They would come to us again for further loosening of the reigns. This is God’s holy way.