In the last ten years, as this sacramental view began to mature in my life, I came to understand why many of the ancient traditions view marriage as a sacrament (Note, I am referring to marraige, not just the wedding). The love between spouses is used frequently in Scripture as a parallel for God's love for His people. While I once believed that God was simply using a convenient parallel in this regards, but I have come to believe that marriage was formed to reflect that pre-existing, eternal Love- that this Truth is so central and important that it has been written into the fabric of Creation itself.
Really, really good, true stuff. Thanks, Jamie!