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Have Faith in the Meaning of Your Wedding Vows

Apr 8, 2008
Professing your undying love to one another is one thing but pledging yourself to your partner mind, body and soul requires a more spiritual commitment. You will be witness to each other's life and your wedding vows should echo this.

Each religious faction has their own understanding when it comes to how wedding vows should be shared. There is however one message regardless of the denomination and this is to commit to a life shared with love and caring no matter the future circumstances which may arise.

A couple may enlist the help of their religious leader when writing their vows and although there may be variations in the various ceremonies, reference to their beliefs will come through.

During a Jewish wedding ceremony, the couples will exchange vows when the rings are exchanged. Commitment to one another hallowed by the faith of Israel.

Muslim wedding vows are taken with the couple sitting apart from one another, committing to each other in the affirmative three times and then signing a marriage contract.

At the heart of Buddhist wedding vows is meditation and contemplation. The couple share their love, dedication and future hopes based on their shared beliefs. There is pledge to help each other develop their hearts and minds while growing in dharma.

There are of course non-denominational wedding vows and although they generally hit many of the traditional points of commitment they of course omit the mention of God or a higher power. Being married by a judge in a court may occur when two people have totally different religious backgrounds and so non-denominational wedding vows are used in the ceremony to avoid conflict.

So much time and energy goes into planning a wedding. Getting the wedding dress, cake and invitations perfect will remain a top priority for the bride to be. Couples should remember though that committing to each other through your wedding vows is truly what matters most.

Writing your wedding vows can be a truly spiritually uplifting process. Whether you choose traditional vows of your faith as a basis for writing yours or write them from scratch using your own true feelings as inspiration, always bare in mind that you are promising to love, honor, and appreciate each other for the rest of your lives.
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