A Council on Matrimony with Stephen Jenkinson

EP 204: A Council on Matrimony with Stephen Jenkinson

With special guest host Stephen Jenkinson, Kimberly and Stephen consult with three engaged couples and an unmarried woman to wonder aloud about the institution of marriage. Stephen describes his experience, when he was asked to marry several couples, how he did his homework.

  • What does it mean to approach matrimony as something other than a predictable, foreseen conclusion?
  • Are weddings overly performative?
  • Is it possible for a wedding to feel authentic?

Kimberly describes what she learned from having a wedding in the working terreiros culture of Bahia, Brazil.

Stephen describes why a ceremony has no audience – it only has witnesses and participants. Stephen and Kimberly contend with how contemporary couples, longing for ceremony in their matrimony, strive for integrity in their union.

This episode is just the tip of iceberg.


Starting February 25th

Stephen and Kimberly will start their 5-part Online Series “Forgotten Pillars: Patrimony, Matrimony, Kinship, Ancestors & Ceremony.”

They will dive much deeper into the lessons gleaned from working cultures of the past to inform meaningful ways for couples, families, and communities to come together for experiences that linger long past the “big day.”

Find out more or join us: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/forgotten-pillars/