Occasional Holy Man, Indifferent Bassist, and Maladroit Luthier Who Offers Stray, Provocative, and Insouciant Thoughts about Religion, Archaeology, Human Foible, Surfing, and Interesting People. Breaking the Narrative Since 2001. Cultivez votre propre jardin. [Also, "alot" is not a word.]
I've been officiating at weddings for thirty-one years and only twice has the couple not already been, in the language of the article, "co-habitating". One couple was in their 80's when they were married and the other was separated by war and military service.