@NATTIEJEAN: Hi there! I had an interfaith wedding and we incorporated all of the things that you listed above. The readings we had were the following:
Love, Joy, Understanding, Friendship, Courage…
In joining your lives may God grant you both… Love… to afford each other a special quality of time together. Joy…in the accomplishments of one another. Understanding…that your interests and desires will not always be the same. Friendship…based on mutual trust. Courage…to speak of a misunderstanding and to work on a solution before the setting of the sun. Compassion…to comfort each other in pain and sorrow. Foresight…to realize rainbows follow rainy days. Imagination…to keep with you part of the child you used to be. Mirth…from your sense of humor. Awareness…to live each day with the knowledge that there is no promise of tomorrow. May God bless you and keep you in the Palm of His hand.
The Key To Love
The key to love is understanding… The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word, but those unspoken gestures, the little things that say so much by themselves.
The key to love is forgiveness… to accept each others faults and pardon mistakes, without forgetting, but with remembering what you learn from them.
The key to love is sharing… Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together; both conquering problems, forever searching for ways to intensify your happiness.
The key to love is giving… without thought of return, but with the hope of just a simple smile, and by giving in but never giving up.
The key to love is respect… realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas; that you don’t belong to each other, that you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.
The key to love is inside us all… It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to its threshold; it is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work… but the rewards are more than worth the effort… and that is the key to love.
We offered our guests an opportunity to wear yalmukes and had a sign explaining their purpose.
Could your vows be more like those in a Catholic ceremony?