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Thought for the Week: Joshua 4:4-7

by admin on November 25, 2012 in Family, Reception Traditions, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord, You are a glorious God Whose hand has been upon me. You have knit together significant people and refining events to make me the bride I am today. How can I show remembrance and gratitude for all You have done? Whom should I honor at my wedding in order to speak of Your great power in my life? In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Ethnic Toast

by admin on November 22, 2012 in Family, Music, Reception Traditions, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

I love when brides and grooms tie in a cultural family tradition to their wedding celebrations because it serves as a reminder that the bride and groom are products of the families who raised them; a marriage is a joining of families and all the heritage and traditions that go into that. The caveat, of…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

DIY Wedding Cakes

by admin on September 25, 2012 in Budget, Family, Reception Traditions with No Comments

Wedding cakes don’t have to break the bank. In fact, you probably know many people in your immediate circle who are excellent bakers. Sure, not everyone has an aunt who makes wedding cakes professionally, but think outside the box with me for a moment.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Genesis 18:14

by admin on September 9, 2012 in Faith, Family, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord of lords, You are almighty! You are sovereign! You are omnipotent! Bring to mind people who don’t know You so that I can beseech Your intervention in their lives—that they would know, by the power and grace of Your Holy Spirit, how much You love them. They they would find peace, joy, salvation, and hope in You, our Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

A Father’s Poem

by admin on July 31, 2012 in Family, Programs with 2 Comments

I wanted to share with you a beautiful poem, written by the father of a groom to his son and daughter-in-law-to-be.  The bride and groom used it as the front cover of their program. Tweet Poem © Tim Chown 2012

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Cultural Wedding Traditions

by admin on July 12, 2012 in Ceremony Traditions, Family, Reception Traditions, Vows with No Comments

I love ethnic weddings!  Seeing the bride’s and/or groom’s cultural traditions displayed through her and/or his music, attire, ceremony, food, or dancing is an extremely tangible demonstration of keeping a wedding in the personality of the bride and groom.  I truly believe those are the best weddings. I was at a wedding where the bride’s…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

by admin on May 6, 2012 in Faith, Family, Purpose, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord, You are the giver of life, the One Who numbers our days, and the One Who receives us in Heaven. As I embark on the milestone of marriage, I gratefully anticipate how much sweeter a life and greater a legacy I will leave behind because of my new life in marriage. Praise be to God! May I treasure this celebration of a new beginning, storing up appreciation for all stages of life that You have ordained and deemed as good. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

An Honoring Bouquet

by admin on May 1, 2012 in Bridal Party, Ceremony Traditions, Family, Flowers, Purpose with 2 Comments

One of my favorite options came from a friend of mine who had her flower girls hold bouquets that were replicas of her mom’s wedding bouquet. This took attention on the bride’s part to notice her mother’s bouquet in pictures, and to either ask her mom for the details or ask a florist to identify the details (if she was keeping the bouquet a surprise from her mom).

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Post from Reverend Danny Hall: The Other’s Role

by admin on April 19, 2012 in Family, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship, Spouse with No Comments

One of the themes we have been looking at in these posts is how our families have played a significant role in shaping who we are. It is such a profound phenomenon that our families even influence how we interpret Scripture.  The familial patterns we have learned provide lenses through which we see the world and process input, even Biblical input. These may be good lenses or they may be bad, but they will nonetheless color how we see things. Because this is true, it is important to do all you can to address it head on.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Forgiveness in Marriage

by admin on April 12, 2012 in Faith, Family, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship with No Comments

Marriage is a beautifully messy entanglement of two people’s vulnerabilities. A husband and wife can bring healing and joy into each other’s hearts more deeply than any other person can. But because the core of that intimacy is rooted in transparency, honesty, and trust, a husband and wife also learn the strategy and accumulate the arsenal for how to destroy one another. This is why anger in marriage can be so damaging. This is why we must practice forgiveness and self-control.

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