Help with readings!!!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Glasgowbound:  What about these??




The Art of a Good Marriage”, by Wilferd Arlan Peterson


A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the “little” things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say, ”I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values, and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person — it is being the right partner.”




Foundations Of Marriage”, by Regina Hill


“Love, trust, and forgiveness are the foundations of marriage. In marriage, many days will bring happiness, while other days may be sad.


But together, two hearts can overcome everything… In marriage, all of the moments won’t be exciting or romantic, and sometimes worries and anxiety will be overwhelming.


But together, two hearts that accept will find comfort together. Recollections of past joys, pains, and shared feelings will be the glue that holds everything together during even the worst and most insecure moments. Reaching out to each other as a friend, and becoming the confidant and companion that the other one needs, is the true magic and beauty of any two people together.


It’s inspiring in each other a dream or a feeling, and having faith in each other and not giving up…even when all the odds say to quit. It’s allowing each other to be vulnerable, to be himself or herself, even when the opinions or thoughts aren’t in total agreement or exactly what you’d like them to be.


It’s getting involved and showing interest in each other, really listening and being available, the way any best friend should be. Exactly three things need to be remembered in a marriage if it is to be a mutual bond of sharing, caring, and loving throughout life: love, trust, and forgiveness.”


Why Marriage? Author unknown



Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body…


Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won’t hold them against me,
Who loves me when I’m unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me…


Becasue I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold…


Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship…


Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements…


Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole…


Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage…


Because of this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.



Post # 4
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  • Wedding: July 2013

We just used a cutting fom “The Irrational Season” by Madeleine L’Engle

“Ultimately there comes a time when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble. Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created.

To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take. If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling.”

We also used Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 (being a theatre wedding, the bard was practically required)…

I couldn’t get my wife to agree to most, but I was in love with half the readings featured on Offbeat Bride

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