Wedding Blessing Ceremony - for Marion and Richard

4th November 2007

We are here today to bless the Union of Marion and Richard

rev anya leading the wedding blessing
Rev Anya leading the ceremony

We give thanks for the opportunity to bless Marion and Richard as they continue their lives together.
We are thankful in our hearts that the success and oneness in this relationship is assured.
We now see them, as Spirit knows them, to be happy, peaceful, whole, free, fulfilled, prosperous and filled with love that grows deeper every day.

wedding vows
Marion and Richard making their vows

Adapted from
The Art Of A Good Marriage
by Wilferd Arlan Peterson
(who wrote a monthly column in the Science of Mind magazine for 25 years)

A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things...

It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It is standing together facing the world.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for the things of the spirit

It is a common search for the good.
It is not only marrying the right partner
It is being the right partner.

Marion and Richard cutting the cake
The Cake Cutting

sealing it with a kiss
The Kiss

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