Post # 1
FMIL has been pushing to have a religious aspect in our wedding ceremony. First it was a minister- she didn’t see our wedding as “real” without one. Well, we found an ordained (who is really just a JP) and called it a day.
Last night she asked if she could read a blessing at the ceremony with my mother. Now, my mother will not be okay with a religious blessing. My mother actually is religious but knows I am agnostic and believes the ceremony should be what we want, not what she wants.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to make this work?
Post # 2
I’m facing a similar situation… I was raised in a Christian household and my FI is athiest. We have opted to include a blessing like these two:
Hope this helps!
Post # 3
Luce587: Thank you! I like both of those 🙂
Post # 4
OK, so it’s not common practise here for people to have blessings like that in their marriages, so I can’t massively be of help… but if she wants to read something religious, then how about the Song of Ruth?
“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.” KJV. Ruth 16-17.
It’s appropriate for weddings because it’s about friendship, loyalty, and sticking together even when times are bad. It isn’t about the relationship between man and a higher power… it’s about earthly relationships between people. So it’s sort of “religion lite” in that sense.