Adam and Beth’s Wedding
*Introduce myself *
Adam and Beth have asked me to do a little talk at their wedding ceremony. And they asked me to base the talk around one of his favourite quotes. It’s from the film “Good Will Hunting”. And the quote is: “You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” Firstly, I was massively relieved that Adam gave me something to base the talk on and around, as usually the talk is the time when someone imparts wisdom about married life and I’ve only been married about 4 weeks. So my wisdom about marriage is fairly limited! I can tell you that marriage is awesome, and that’s about it! Although it’s probably a relief to hear, now you’ve already tied the knot! But this quote is also really helpful to have as a focus for your wedding and for your marriage life, because it highlights many a truth that will help you in your life together. So it is incredibly important to remember the first thing it tells you. Adam – you are not perfect. Beth – you are not perfect. You both know enough about life to know that this is key in ANY relationship, especially with each other. You are not perfect. You will make mistakes. You will be wrong. Your reactions to things will not always be right. Sometimes you’ll be snappy or selfish or stubborn or too passive or too bothered by things. You’ll say, do and think things wrong. As well as not saying or not doing those things you should. And in that circumstance – you need to remember that you may very well not be in the right every time. And sometimes in relationships of any kind, the 3 words that hold it together are not “I Love You”, but “I am sorry”. And I bet you’ll find that pretty helpful to remember over time. Neither of you are perfect. But that works the other way. Adam – Beth is not perfect. Beth – Adam is not perfect. Remember that as you kick off your married life....
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