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A Marriage On The Floor

A missionary narrates his experience of a unique wedding: “One morning in my mountain parish in Barillas, Guatemala, I presided at ten marriages.

One couple was missing, and the people said the bride had given birth overnight. They asked me to go and marry the couple. When I got to the dimly lit room, a few people were standing around and the still-weak bride was propped against a wall wearing a simple white dress. This wouldn’t do. The poor woman might faint. I had her lie on a blanket on the floor with the bridegroom lying beside her. Then, the witnesses and I knelt on the floor with the new baby and the happy couple celebrated their marriage!” 


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