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Address to the Couple

As your wedding begins, The Address to the Couple are words spoken to the wedding couple by the officiant...




Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.  
A good marriage must be created.  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 keeping the courtship alive.  It is standing together facing the world.  It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.  It is not expecting one person to wear a halo or the other to have the wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other.  It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding, gratitude and a sense of humor.  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.  Marriage is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. You must not only marry the right partner,  but be the right partner.

 

 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, your marriage is intended to join you for life in a relationship so intimate that it will change your whole being. It offers you the hope, and indeed the promise, of a love that is true and mature. To attain such love you will have to commit yourselves to each other freely and gladly for the sake of a richer and deeper life together. Seek to become one in mind and heart as well as one in body. Let God be your helper and guide


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, out of the wild exuberance of creation, you two have appeared - each of you unique, distinctive, and wondrously human. You have chosen to journey together in the remaining moment of time that is yours. From this day forward, you are to become one unit of life.

You are both called to a new existence. For the whole universe has come to you in the form of this particular person who has a unique love for you and is beloved by you. What then is love? Love is sensing the other as a person. This must now be your mode of living. Love is receiving the feelings, thoughts, and intentions of the other into your own understanding. Love is faithfulness over the long haul.

In life's day to day challenges, in the tension of differences, in the joy of being warmly human, in all the experiences of life, love must be faithful. Love must share all the areas of life: body, mind, and spirit, until you are truly united with each other - one whole person united in joy with another whole person. Love is sharing together, talking together, listening together, until the harmonies of what it means to be fully human pulse also in you. In this love, let the giving love of God in Jesus be your example and strength.


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, we live at a time when very little in life is considered sacred. This day we celebrate a sacred agreement between the two of you. I congratulate you on the journey of your lives, on the strength and courage it has taken for each of you to make your way to this place. You have come into our midst, because you have chosen each other, and in doing that you are aware of God's choice for you. That which has grown and become between you, fills you and all of us with joy and hope: the chance to see in our fellow human beings what love can make possible. May the love you feel for each other be a blessing to all those around you, and may God give you the love that binds everything together in perfect harmony.


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, out of the wild exuberance of creation, you two have appeared - each of you unique, distinctive, and wondrously human. You have chosen to journey together in the remaining moment of time that is yours. From this day forward, you are to become one unit of life. You are both called to a new existence. For the whole universe has come to you in the form of this particular person who has a unique love for you and is beloved by you. What then is love? Love is sensing the other as a person. This must now be your mode of living. Love is receiving the feelings, thoughts, and intentions of the other into your own understanding. Love is faithfulness over the long haul. In life's day to day challenges, in the tension of differences, in the joy of being warmly human, in all the experiences of life, love must be faithful. Love must share all the areas of life: body, mind, and spirit, until you are truly united with each other - one whole person united in joy with another whole person. Love is sharing together, talking together, listening together, until the harmonies of what it means to be fully human pulse also in you. In this love, let the giving love of God in Jesus be your example and strength.


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, marriage today is a celebration of the mutuality and interdependence of all life. It is making visible the unseen bonds that already entwine and hold. Marriage is the choosing of one special person to walk beside throughout the journey of life. Marriage today is a choice - freely, openly, gladly made - of a life companion, partner, friend and fellow journeyer. Today you are publicly making that choice. You are choosing one another to journey together as life-companions. In making that choice, and in living out that choice, remember that you are also gifts to one another - gifts of God, and gifts of life. It is God's intention for you, and the prayer of those gathered here for you, that you will go forward from this day, cherishing each other and weaving your lives together in such a way as to create a new life that is richer, deeper and truly good. So may it be for you


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, out of the wild exuberance of creation, you two have appeared - each of you unique, distinctive, and wondrously human. You have chosen to journey together in the remaining moment of time that is yours. From this day forward, you are to become one unit of life. You are both called to a new existence. For the whole universe has come to you in the form of this particular person who has a unique love for you and is beloved by you. What then is love? Love is sensing the other as a person. This must now be your mode of living. Love is receiving the feelings, thoughts, and intentions of the other into your own understanding. Love is faithfulness over the long haul. In life's day to day challenges, in the tension of differences, in the joy of being warmly human, in all the experiences of life, love must be faithful. Love must share all the areas of life: body, mind, and spirit, until you are truly united with each other - one whole person united in joy with another whole person. Love is sharing together, talking together, listening together, until the harmonies of what it means to be fully human pulse also in you. In this love, let the giving love of God in Jesus be your example and strength.


 

{Name 1} and {Name 2}, you are an interfaith couple: we know that you come from two great religions which are neither contradictory or antagonistic because their aims are the same - compassion, kindness, respect and love of family and God. However, marriage need not be a melting pot in which differences cease to exist. As you become a married couple you bring together, in a mysterious yet happy way, two pasts, differing in traditions. Build on them, for the strength of any people lies in their spirituality, however this may be defined. With the support and encouragement each can give to the other, you will be able to develop new personal dimensions, adding new memories and new hopes to all those who are touched by your love.



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