(Closed) need bible scripture that’s very “mild” religiously

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

ha!  Well by definition it is religious.

But stuff from the Song of Songs (Solomon) does not mention (m)any of those things.

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails

James 1:2-4
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone?

Post # 5
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would say the translation you choose will have alot to do with the “religious” feel. I”m a non-denominational Christian and go for all scripture (non-denom) just means straight bible, no man made rules…

We’re having our readings from the message bible…. a more informal text for sure!

Here’s a couple:

Gen 2:24 (msg)

Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.

The other we’re using does speak about Christ but is still less ‘formal” than what you’re thinking (I think)

here’s Ephesians 5:21-28

21Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another.

 22-24Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.

 25-28Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage.

Hope that helps some… I would look into the message for more options with a more liberal text


Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are having a beautiful passage from Song of Songs that is not overly religious at all:

Hark! my lover–here he comes

     springing across the mountains,

     leaping across the hills.

My lover is like a gazelle

     or a young stag.

Here he stands behind our wall,

     gazing through the windows,

     peering through the lattices.

My lover speaks; he says to me,

     “Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one, and come!


“O my dove in the clefts of the rock,

     in the secret recesses of the cliff,

Let me see you,

     let me hear your voice,

For your voice is sweet,

     and you are lovely.”


My lover belongs to me and I to him.

Post # 8
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d go with 1 Corinthians. Even non-Christians really like that passage. Unless you want your guests to squirm with discomfort, definitely don’t do the “wife submitting to her husband” passage….honestly, I think i’d walk out on that one.

Post # 9
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love the Song of Solomon and was going to suggest that one but I see a couple of bees beat me to it 🙂

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