“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.” – Ephesians 5:31
When a Dad escorts his daughter down the aisle and places her hand into the hand of her new husband, more often than not, a tear or two is shed. This moment is symbolic of God’s declaration that a man shall leave his mother and be joined to his wife. From the very beginning, God laid down this most basic principle of human relationships. That no matter how much you love your parents, a sibling, or a good friend, no one on this earth is to be closer than your mate.
This particular moment in the ceremony isn’t just for the newlyweds. It’s also for the parents. Understand that the relationship with your child has changed. God has now joined your children together and their prime earthly relationship is no longer with you – but with each other. Don’t worry. They’ll be fine. After all, God has brought them into this marriage…a beautiful relationship that He created. It’s a relationship designed to support one another in a way that no parent could ever match. Oh, and you’ll be fine, too! With God’s help, you’ll be able to let go and allow God to build a new family, in His image.
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