When considering your wedding ceremony and the purpose of a marriage covenant, taking time to truly contemplate and understand the powerful relevance and creative elements of the spoken words are essential.
Words are powerful tools of creation which enables us to bring forward and manifest into the physical world around us our truest heart felt intentions.
God said "Let there light" and there was light. Pretty powerful stuff!
Words, thoughts, intentions, emotions and marriage covenants are very powerful and tangible.
A covenant marriage is intended by God to be a lifelong relationship exemplifying unconditional love, reconciliation, sexual purity, and growth
What Elements Make up a Covenant Marriage?
Wedding vows are not a declaration of present love but a mutually binding promise of future love. A wedding should not be primarily a celebration of how loving you feel now—that can safely be assumed.
Rather, in a wedding you stand up before God, your family and all the main institutions of society, and you promise to be loving, faithful and true to the other person in the future, regardless of undulating internal feelings or external circumstances.
It is a covenant. In fact, unconditional covenantal commitment helps romantic love fulfill itself. Learn More...
All too often, couple's rush into their wedding planning details with the unfortunate notion that a wedding ceremony is simply a required formality that is undertaken to simply satisfy local, state mandate. Whereas, this is not altogether untrue...the far more important aspects are overlooked. A Covenant is not a “Contract”
With this limited understanding, couples adopt a mindset that they will find an officiant at some point in their planning process that will "perform a ceremony" for them.
Cool, no big deal, one less thing to deal with...just do the ceremony...then it's off to the big wedding reception bash to celebrate.
This is the majority mindset in today's wedding couples. When you really stop to think about it, if you have been to other's weddings...take a moment to recall how it felt as you where watching the wedding ceremony take place.
What stood out the most? Was it the decorations, the dress, the tux, the photographer, the music, wedding reception or was it the ceremony?
The Way in Which You Marry Matters.
If you recall being deeply moved and experienced goosebumps or may be even found yourself tearing up during the ceremony...then you were fortunate enough to witness a genuine heart to heart union of a living marriage covenant...and it was a beautiful thing behold,
A covenant is intended by God to be a lifelong fruitful relationship between a man and a woman. Marriage is a vow to God, to each other, our families and our community to remain steadfast in unconditional love, reconciliation and sexual purity, while purposefully growing in our covenant marriage relationship.
You'll likely also recall that everyone present was equally as moved...the power of the wedding words, emotions and intentions all came together and spilled over and infused the entire wedding.
What is much more important is by understanding the Covenant of marriage Greatly Strengthens Your Marriage.
The Covenant Marriage Movement prepares couples for lifelong covenant marriages, strengthens healthy marriages and improves struggling marriages by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources through personal conferences and Bible study materials along with congregational and online resources.
Get married like you mean it!
See you at the Altar,
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