(Closed) Doing wedding ceremony without signing the papers- Are we married in God’s eye?

posted 6 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally, I think that once you have the marriage ceremony and make your commitments to God and each other, you are married.

If you haven’t already, I recommend speaking with your pastor for spiritual guidance on this

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would say – spiritually yes, legally no.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I depends on your views on religion and the law.  Personally, I believe that once you have shared your commitment in front of god then you are married in his eyes and therefore Married.  Your legal joining is just that, a legal matter.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@islandbabes:  Wow, I would never, ever, ever discuss my sex life (never ever ever ever) with my brother or mom, nor let their input sway my decisions in that arena, so I think it’s really cool that you guys can be open about it.

Ultimately, it’s your call. I’m not religious, so to me, once you’re legally married, you’re married. I think the rest depends on your own particular beliefs!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I believe in separation of church and state. I think if you go through the ceremony…legal or not…it’s the real deal in God’s eyes.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Why not have the official court ceremony before you go abroad for your ceremony with your family?  That would solve the whole dilemma.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The United States and all of its laws and paperwork did not exist when Jesus was around or when the Bible was written… so I just can’t wrap my head around the idea that God would give a crap if you got the right stamp on the right piece of paper!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

haha i totaly agree with mandypop.  It is a covenant between you, your husband and God. I think it would be totally fine announcing you man and wife as well.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not christian, but I believe the ceremony makes the marriage. You both commit your lives to one another. and that’s what matters. Law (created by men like 100 years ago) doesn’t matter. 

Post # 15
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Newbee

@islandbabes:  If you are planning to visit the U.S. before the wedding, then get married at that time, before the ceremony in your country. Many U.S. citizens planning to have a destination wedding get married before leaving the U.S. That way, they know they are legally married and there are many less complications. You can then share with your mother and the pastor performing the ceremony that you are already married and are, in essence, having a vow renewal ceremony before your family and friends.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mandypop:  I completely agree with this! I feel you will be married in the eyes of God. Feel free to consumate your marriage Wink

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