Post # 1
The “charge to the couple” my pastor gave me isn’t really my style. Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe what it’s saying, but it just isn’t what I’m looking for.
The Scripture then declares: “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked…and were not ashamed.” Marriage establishes an intimacy that cannot be found in any other human relationship. R and M, you must leave the life that you have known as a single person and commit yourself fully to the one flesh relationship of marriage that is being confirmed here today. The decisions that you make from this day forward will affect a new person, that new person being the united person of R and M. You will be one flesh. The Bible confirms that the first man and woman were “naked… and were not ashamed.” Marriage demands your willingness to open yourself to one another not only physically, but to also expose your heart and soul to one another. In the Bible, secrecy and covering symbolizes sin and secrecy is always destructive to a marriage.
Can anyone share their “charge” with me? I haven’t been able to find anything online that is similar to the biblical meaning of marriage this lays out.
Post # 3
It is heart-warming to witness a couple so wonderfully suited for one another come together in marriage.
You both bring such happiness to each other, and it is moving to see how effortlessly you complement one another.
You each possess individual gifts and talents, and your unique personalities play off one another with ease. Watching two people who obviously adore one another, who play together, laugh together, spend endless time together, and STILL want to be together for all the days of their lives is inspiring, and I think its safe to say that the presence of your love lifts the spirits of those around you.
reflect on this marriage advice: Let your love be stronger than your anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break. Look for the best in your beloved rather than the worst. Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends. When you say I love you, mean it.
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Please raise your glasses to insert name here!
needs a few tweaks such as the add a few more sentances our bestman was working on it the other day 🙂
Post # 4
Our ceremony really focuses on building a strong foundation.
Marriage is companionship, which involves mutual commitment, trust, and responsibility. Each of you will share in your toils in life and your joys in life. When one is sorrowed, both are sorrowed, and when they share joy, that joy is doubled. For what was separate has now become whole. Remember your future happiness is to be in mutual consideration, patience, kindness, and affection. You are charged to dedicate your lives to one another in the sight of ALMIGHTY GOD. Take HIS word, the bible for your guide. Give loyal and obedient devotion to your relationship with our Father through CHRIST JESUS, thus uniting with HIM and living your lives as loving servants, and true happiness will be your eternal reward.
(LET US PRAY.) Please join hands. The covenant you which you are about to make with each other is meant to be a beautiful and sacred expression of your love for each other. As you pledge your vows to each other, we ask that you do so in all seriousness, yet with a deep sense of joy, knowing that you are committing yourselves to a growing relationship of trust, mutual support and caring love.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
I’ll be performing a ceremony for my friends in a few months, and would love to see more of these – would anyone else mind sharing?
ETA: though this was originally in the Christian board… other types of charges would be welcome as well!