On September 21, 2007, Nikki and I stood before a Justice of Peace so our marriage would be recognized by the state of Iowa and my employer. Nikki took Logan as her son and I took Naomi as my daughter. A mere formality, but it was still cool to include both kids. It was definitely a Jesus thing, because both Naomi and Logan were supposed to be with their bio parents that weekend. Nikki and I had known we were gonna get married. When her employer dropped Nikki's health insurance coverage, we pushed the date up and dropped the notion of an all out wedding.
What is kinda ironic is if I woulda had a gay lover named Nick, I coulda added him to my health insurance coverage no problem. But since I was dating a woman, a very wonderful woman, I could not put her on my coverage. In the eyes of Jesus, Nikki and I were already married. Its just that the state of Iowa and my employer didn't recognize us as husband and wife. And most importantly, Nikki and I recognized the importance of honoring Jesus in our relationship and asking Him to be a part of our lives before we became one.
But if you don't have enough self-control, then go ahead and get married. After all, it is better to marry than to burn with desire.
1 Corinthians 7.9