New Church Weddings

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The states produced by true married love are innocence, peace, tranquillity, inmost friendship, complete trust, a mutual desire of the mind and heart to do the other every good.

A Christian New Church wedding offers couples the opportunity to start their marriage within a deeply committed spiritual framework. Your wedding should be a time for joy and celebration as you commit to life together. Our wedding ceremonies celebrate the eternal nature of true love as well as the sacred commitment of one person to another.

A New Church officiant's goal is to create a personal ceremony for you, reflecting who you are in conjunction with Christian values. Through our marriage preparation sessions the officiant will get to know the couple and construct a message that is unique and pertinent to them.

Overall, we look to not only help you plan your wonderful day but more importantly to help you and your fiancée build the skills necessary to support a lasting marriage, all within the context of a God centered life together.

Principles

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

 

  1. The New Church teaches that there is one human bond which rises above all others in the beauty and magnitude of its love. A truly married state is a union of souls between a husband and wife who look towards God in all aspects of their marriage. These married partners remain together for eternity, continually evolving and being renewed in their love.

     

    Man and Woman are each partial reflections of the Divine, and it is through their union that they most wholly mirror the image of God. It is also through a spiritual marriage that individuals are able to reach their highest potential as human beings. A married partner is the person who will allow you to perform your greatest use, and is consequently the person who will make you the happiest.

     

    Genuine marriage love extends beyond legal ties and is far removed from infatuation. This kind of bond is founded on innermost friendship, a desire for the other's happiness over one's own, and an unwavering commitment to each other and God. In heaven, marriages include a depth of peace, innocence, delight, security and, yes, sexual union that is beyond what we on earth are able to imagine.

     

    Spiritual growth and marriage work together, hand in hand. To the degree that a couple looks toward God, they will be blessed in their marriage. It is the fundamental relationship in which to apply all that God has taught us about kindness, compassion, and selflessness. When we use these same teachings in a marriage framework, we set a course toward happier lives. The Lord has said, "Give and it will be given unto you." This is truer in marriage than in any other relationship.

Preparation

He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. Luke 6:48

God brought you together, and with proper care of your marriage it will be the best decision you ever made .Weddings are a one day event, important, but only lasting one day. Marriage preparation therefore is more important than wedding planning within the New Church context of matrimony. To help you along your path we require to meet no more than six times before the wedding for marriage preparation. Tthese sessions are typically an hour long, starting with just getting to know each other. After that you will likely be asked to take the Prepare-Enrich assessment which will be used as a tool in subsequent meetings. The goal of the program is not to discourage or "judge" you, but to teach good communication techniques while discovering your strengths and weaknesses as a couple. By building your marriage on a strong foundation early on, it will benefit you, your family and the community at large.

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