Religious Ceremony

RELIGIOUS CEREMONY

Dearly beloved, we are here assembled in the presence of God to unite _______& _______ in holy matrimony.

The Bible teaches that marriage is to be a permanent relationship of one man and one woman freely and . totally committed to each other as companions for life. Our Lord declared that man shall leave his father and mother and unite with his wife in the building of a home, and the two shall become one flesh.

The home is built upon love, which virtue is best portrayed in the thirteenth chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends; So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Marriage is a companionship which involves mutual commitment and responsibility, You will share alike in the responsibilities and the joys of live. When companions share a sorrow the sorrow is halved, and When they share a joy, the joy is doubled.

Marriage symbolizes the intimate sharing of two lives, yet this sharing must not diminish but should enhance the individuality of each partner.

A marriage that lasts is one that is continually developing and in which each person is individually developing while growing in understanding of the other. – Let your hearts be truly a refuge and safe haven for each other. Be generous in expressing your love. Be open to receive love from each other. And also remember to be flexible and forgiving of one another.

Let this sacred union be a catalyst that transforms YOU into the expression of your highest selves. Keeping in mind, that your relationship is alive and ever-changing. Your love for each other is a miracle and blessing. It will always invite you to grow, learn, expand and blossom, How you regard each other and how YOU behave towards each other, will determine the destiny of your union.

It is your creation together. It is your sacred responsibility. Therefore, everyday take the time to love and show gratitude towards one another. Be compassionate, supportive and inspirational. As well as be helpmates, playmates and lovers.

Lead with your hearts and take the time to nurture what you have in the hardest of times.

Your precious and blessed union is lovely in its innocence. It is mighty in its strength and abundant with possibilities. It belongs to you both.

A strong marriage consists of five things

Communication

Trust

Love

Sacrifice

Humility

Do you promise to continue to cultivate your love for each other by discipline, understanding, truthfulness, compassion, thoughtfulness patience and mutual consideration?

Will you take _____  to be your wife/husband, will you commit yourself to her/his happiness and self fulfillment as a person, and will you promise to love. honor, and serve her in sickness and in health, in adversity and prosperity, and †o be true   and loyal to her/him, so long as you both shall live.

May god bless this coming together of two special souls, may it forever house love, loyalty and friendship.

I, take thee to be my wife/husband to have and to hold from this day forth until death do us part. To love you with all my heart and all that’s within me.

You are my best friend. My heart I give you this day.

The rings are a circle and as such are a symbol of the sun, the earth and the universe.  Of wholeness, of perfection and peace.  These unbroken circles represent the wholeness and completeness of you love and affection for one another.

The rings that you give and receive this day are a symbol of shared love into which you are entering as husband and wife.  As lover as companions, and as friends.

With this ring will pledge my love to you from this day forth.

We have heard the vows and promises that each of you have made to each other.

Now, may your love and understanding grow with all the years that are waiting ahead of you. May you seek each other’s happiness, may you always seek to recognize one other needs first.

May yours be a shared adventure, rich with moments as well as excitement. Problems will happen that will test you, as well as many successes that will lift you up. May you find in each other companionship as well as love, understanding as well as compassion, and challenges, as well as agreement. Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. Marriage is a very wonderful thing. With it you gain a partner for live, someone who will always be there for you, someone who will love you even when you’re grumpy or say, someone you can rely on and trust with that most delicate thing, your heart. Bring to it joy. Bring to it the enjoyment of each other and never, ever lose your sense of humor. Above all, may the two of you find an ever richer meaning and joy in the lifelong adventure of loving and learning together.

By the power vested in me and The State of Hawaii, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Congratulations, you may kiss your bride