Checkmate, Kate! The King Is Yours.

Photo by Trisha: This was the only thing about my wedding that resembled royalty

Admittedly, I love royalty. And I love weddings. So there was no getting around the fact that I was going to be up early this morning, watching the royal wedding.

I know. Some of you wiser readers are thinking it would be a better use of my time to stick my fingers in electric outlets than to watch “the wedding,” but I really, really couldn’t help it. Trust me. I tried.

If I had a daughter, I would be pleased with the plethora of talking points that came out of this event. Everything from Kate’s unwillingness to include “obey” in her vows, to William’s decision not to wear a wedding band offers ample opportunities to discuss the significance of the wedding ceremony. These events contribute to the tapestry of our society.

What’s not to love?

Anyway. I discovered over at, that a “Royal Wedding Yahoo! Guestbook” has been established. Yahoo is collecting marriage advice which it intends to pass along to the couple. (I’m guessing with 20 trillion billion people paying attention to their wedding, the couple is getting more advice than they want!) But it did prompt me to ask this question:

What is the best marriage advice you would offer the royal couple?

(P.S. Don’t say, “Kiss her correctly on the balcony the first time and you won’t have to do it again.” That nugget of wisdom has my name all over it.)



  1. Jessica C. says:

    If you make it your goal to always put your spouse before yourself your marriage can't help but be happy, won't suffer from neglect, and won't be in the tabloids with rumors of unfaithfulness. Trust me, I've studied the sweet & happy couple at our church who has been married 60 yrs. I've never seen either one act selfishly.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I have actually been thinking along these lines myself. Seeing their beautiful, picture perfect wedding, and knowing the rocky paths ahead they will certainly travel, my deepest desire is for each of them to have a personal relationship with Christ Who will be their guide through the uncertain years ahead. That is the only way for a marriage – royal or not – to be a true success.

  3. Robin Smith says:

    Watch how he acts around his mom, little children and animals. That speaks volumes about what he is really like.

    Also, read Gary Chapman's book, "The Five Love Languages"

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