I sketched the outline for a wedding speech for my son and his wife-to-be yesterday -- and am about to write it up this morning. It will need to be something punchy, to the point, for a modern audience -- so it will be (I hope) not too long, not too short. I begin with a love story of the Bible: Isaac and Rebekah. OBSERVATION: While I may only mention it in passing at the wedding reception, my late wife Mirjam carefully instructed my son before her death, as to how to conduct himself with women, and who to take as a wife. He took her words very seriously -- and this is the fulfillment of her hopes. While I grieve little today, more than seven years later, this is difficult for me.