Post # 1
Looking for something about love/honouring each other/what-have-you. Nothinig about gender roles. Thoughts?
Also open to suggestions with other themes. My current front runner is the Pharisee and the Publican, because it’s my favourite. I don’t know the bible or the gospels very well, so I don’t know if it would stay my favourite if I read them more. It has, however, resonated with me since I first heard it in school, or Sunday school, or wherevefr I first heard it.
Post # 3
@Duncan: Luke chapter 6, verses 32 to 36, is about loving all people even your enemies. I’m not sure how “enemies” fits into a wedding service. (In-laws?? just joking).
There is a passage on marriage about a man leaving his family, (Matthew chapter 19, verses 4 to 6) but that might be too much like gender roles for you.
The story about the Good Samaritan (Luke chapter 10, verses 25 onward) is about love.
John Chapter 13, verses 34 and 35, about loving one another. (“A new command I give you: Love one another…”)
Post # 4
There are lots of options out there. I read over so many readings… and was so distracted/happy/nervous during our wedding that I almost couldn’t remember which one we chose!
This one goes on and could symbolize how your wedded life should be an example for all
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how [a]can it be made saltyagain? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a [b]hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [c]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
This one could be for how you should have a strong faith and foundation for your marraige:
Matthew 7:21, 24-29:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and [a]acts on them, [b]may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the [c]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not [d]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the [e]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Here’s a short and sweet one:
Mark 10:6-9 “6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother[a], 8 and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”