Category Archives: Marriage & Family

In Praise of the Woman Who Married Me Eleven Years Ago

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10) Eleven years ago today, the two lives of Aaron Carpenter and Nichole Wieland became one. Standing at the altar, trying to remember the words to … Continue reading

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Is Marriage Now Defenseless?

And to think I didn’t know what to write today! The US Supreme Court has relieved me of this…and little else by striking down DOMA and upholding the lower courts’ rejection of California’s Proposition 8. Normally, I try not to … Continue reading

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