- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
i am looking for some help locating egalitarian bible readings that would fit our interfaith-but-not really-religious and already-legally-married ceremony.
the scoop: we’ve been legally married for almost a year for various reasons, but never had a chance to celebrate with family and friends so we are actually doing a full-on ceremony led by his grandfather. since i am jewish and he is from a christian background, we are trying to incorporate some cultural and religious traditions from both of our sides. my sister will be reading the jewish “seven blessings” and we’ve asked my husband’s brother to do some biblical readings as well.
one of the readings he suggested (Ephesians 5:22-33, the first few lines are at the bottom of this email) we are not comfortable with since this is not really the way that the relationship between us works. i do like that it focuses on devotion between the spouses, but we are looking for something more egalitarian… his brother is a preacher with the church of christ and incredibly devout but may not share our more socially progressive beliefs, so we’d like to have some specific suggestions to offer him.
i looked at a few past posts here on weddingbee and so far our favorite is
Romans 12:9-18 (Don’t just pretend to love others…) as general advice for living a good life, but am hoping for a couple more suggestions, perhaps something even a bit longer.
22Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.