The Complete Book of Christian Wedding Vows

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 0764228331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book will help couples create unique, personalized, and Christ-honoring wedding vows. Includes insight on both classic and little known Scripture.

The Everything Wedding Vows Book

Author: Don Lipper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605507695
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Writing personalized wedding vows is a wonderful way to make the big day that much more special. Packed with ideas, insights, and inspiration, this completely revised third edition helps you declare your love in a uniquely personal way. This book features information on how to develop meaningful, personal wedding vows, incorporate a favorite song or poem, get family members involved, include children, and more! For extra fun, this book also includes celebrity wedding vows and great love lines from the movies. This is the only book you need to create the perfect statement for their new life with their partners.This edition includes completely new material on: ethnic vow traditions from around the world, vows incorporating holidays and nature, and vows for same-sex ceremonies.

The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions

Author: Carley Roney
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0770433790
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new edition of the best-selling guide for brides and grooms shares fresh, modern ideas about selecting words, music and rituals and is updated to include online and smartphone resources that cover everything from writing vows to toasting etiquette. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Your Interfaith Wedding

Author: Laurie Sue Brockway
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313378010
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For those looking to create a personalized wedding ceremony that honors and celebrates the diverse religious, racial, or ethnic backgrounds of the couple and their families, this book provides expert guidance for perfectly blending traditions and faiths. * Contains insights shared by brides and grooms, interviews and information from other attributed sources, as well as special contributions from Rev. Victor Fuhrman * Presents exclusive materials designed by the author throughout more than a decade of experience in ministry

Celebrating Interfaith Marriages

Author: Devon A. Lerner
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429936705
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first comprehensive wedding guide specifically for the Jewish/Christian couple who wants to honor both religious traditions in their service, vows, and readings. Saying "I do" is one of the happiest moments in a couple's life together--but planning that trip to the altar can be a stressful ordeal. The minute an engagement is announced two full clans want to celebrate the union their way! When one of those families is Jewish (50 percent of whom now marry outside their faith) and the other is Christian, the religious details can increase the pressure on the bride- and groom-to-be. Celebrating Interfaith Marriages provides all of the expert advice on how to combine elements of the two faiths so everyone can rejoice with the bride and groom on their wedding day. Devon Lerner draws from her twenty years of officiating interfaith weddings as she discusses the significance of vows and traditions unique to both faiths and suggests how to incorporate them into a service that is balanced and beautiful. She provides Christian and Jewish services readers can mix and match, as well as custom-bled ceremonies contributed by couples who have worked with her over the years. There's a chapter on how to avoid crashes on issues like location, when the ceremony takes place, and whether the bride and groom should see each other before meeting at the altar. A full section of readings, both biblical and secular, are here too, as well as anecdotes that will reassure and amuse. No interfaith couple will want to be without this essential handbook when they plan their special day.

Before You Say I Do

Author: Todd Outcalt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532436
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Relationship counselor Todd Outcalt encourages couples to engage each other with in-depth conversations, and share life histories and experiences, in order to build a strong foundation before marriage-and avoid making mistakes.

Wedding Ceremony Planner

Author: Reverend Judith Johnson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402251009
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many couples want a spiritual but not a religious ceremony that truly celebrates their unique set of beliefs, values and life circumstances. They want their ceremony, their way but don't know where to begin or what questions they need to ask. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. It covers everything you need to know to create a beautiful ceremony text and to anticipate and address all the profound and mundane logistics with ease, grace and fun. It includes hundreds of text excerpts reflecting the many voices with which our hearts speak. There are also ten sample ceremony texts for the inclusion of children, the telling of the couple's story, the renewal of vows and a commitment ceremony. Checklists and worksheets are included to manage all the details. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is also an invaluable resource for clergy of all faiths, wedding planners and location coordinators. Sprinkled with anecdotes about lessons learned by couples creating their weddings, this book is filled with the wisdom of experience Praise for The Wedding Ceremony Planner "Weddings are sacred acts surrounded by material hoopla. The Wedding Ceremony Planner clarifies the worldly issues but keeps the spirit central. It's the balance that every couple needs." -Marianne Williamson, author, The Gift of Change "With countless samples of ceremony segments and worksheets to put them all together, The Wedding Ceremony Planner affirms what we all hope for: to communicate our love in a clear, heartfelt manner that truly reflects who we are." -Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul(r) "In this time of increasing exchange and friendship between people of many cultures ... what the world needs is an intelligent and compassionate 'how to' book on performing interfaith ceremonies. This book is an excellent example." -The Very Reverend James Parks Morton Founder and President of the Interfaith Center of New York "[This book] was [wonderful] in helping us create our wedding ceremony. Not only was it easy to follow, but it made us think of things we never would have thought of on our own ... Going through the book also brought us closer ... it is the one thing we have sat down and done 100% together." -Jennifer Buehler and Frank Yanoti Jr., Bride and Groom "Planning the wedding ceremony in itself can be a process of discovery for a couple entering marriage ... this marvelous book ... help[s] couples design a ceremony that truly and personally characterizes the meaning and uniqueness of each union." -Pril Smiley, Mohonk Mountain House "This book will aid and guide the couple in the creation of their unique wedding ceremony that appropriately states their personal beliefs. How refreshing, how important, how appropriate to help make the wedding yours." -Alexandra Stoddard, author of Choosing Happiness

Do It Yourself Wedding Ceremony

Author: Dayna Reid
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483543188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Do It Yourself Wedding Ceremony: Creating and Officiating Your Unforgettable Day,” (updated, expanded and revised edition of previously titled bestseller, "Sacred Ceremony: Create and Officiate Personalized Wedding Ceremonies") brings the focus back to the real purpose of a wedding ... not the cake, the dress or the centerpieces, but the sacred agreement between two people that defines their marriage. Practical help for selecting the right words for your wedding, from pure suggestions to full sample ceremonies. A step-by-step overview of the many possible elements that can be included in a ceremony, from approval and dedication blessings, to the declaration of intent and pronouncement (the only legal stipulations involved), to vows and the exchange of rings, to the kiss and the close with abundant samples inspired by the spiritual or nonspiritual, traditional or alternative, biblical scripture, Native American blessings and prayers, Buddhist homilies, rabbinical teachings, Irish blessings and toasts; Armenian, Hawaiian, Inuit; Rumi, Oscar Levant, Kierkegaard; song lyrics, movies, children's books, television. Readers are encouraged to broaden the ceremony with personal touches, such as the ringing of little brass bells instead of the shower of rice or birdseed. Lastly, Dayna Reid takes on the bureaucracy; obtaining license, filing paperwork, officiating.

Public Vows

Author: Nancy F. COTT
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029880
Format: PDF
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The Meaning of Marriage

Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 1594631875
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes what marriage should be according to the Bible, arguing that marriage is a tool to bring individuals closer to God, and provides meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage.