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Episode Info: This episode’s drinks: Starbucks cold brew Topics we covered: Australian celebrancy laws versus American officiating Marriage equality in Australia Religion and secularism in Australia Why I pushed the “Minister Marie” thing early in my career Why ceremony is so important in our lives How Josh doesn’t “write” a ceremony How Josh inspired me to challenge my style We discuss Field Notes versus Moleskine, Apple versus Android How our backgrounds and personal strengths come into our ceremony styles Why you need to chase your fears and not shy away from them Why Josh loves marriage but not necessarily weddings (what??) Why Josh and I both believe good marriages make for a better world The relationship between relationship coaching and marriage celebrancy I marvel that Australia actually has a life skills class (WHY IS THIS NOT A THING EVERYWHERE??) Why I hate the common vow “I promise to never go to bed angry” How Josh and I have had to navigate the weird ideas we had about marriage with our very patient spouses How the great religions all echo this idea of speaking things into being Our role in the marriage ceremony and how it changes in different cultures and countries I ask Josh how he figures the logistics with all the travel he’s been doing Thinking of the seasonality of the wedding industry as flexibility instead How Josh handles the backlash/fallout from being controversial (hint: will it matter in 20 years?) How the way the LGBT community is treated in the church affected us both personally as well as professionally How stories and context change the way we can understand religion and people Links to the awesome things and people mentioned: Married by Josh Married by Josh Instagram
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