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Anointing with Oil

by admin on November 13, 2012 in Ceremony Traditions, Relationship with 1 Comment

As married couples, we are set apart from other relationships because no other person will have access to our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits as the one we have chosen to be our best friend and helpmate through thick and thin.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The Tradition of the Cord of Three Strands

by admin on July 6, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions with No Comments

In a covenant marriage, we wives are woven together with our husbands as one flesh. What is even more beautiful than that picture, however, is the fact that God is the central strand in our cord. He is the One who holds us together.

Whether Solomon was referring to marriage specifically or not, he brilliantly captured a picture of covenant marriage by this quick reference to a cord of three strands.

In a wedding ceremony, this symbol of covenant marriage can be demonstrated by braiding three cords together, using Ecclesiastes 4:12 as explanation for your guests.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The Tradition of the Rose Ceremony

by admin on July 1, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions with No Comments

The beauty of the rose is that it is a long-time symbol for love. Like any flower, the rose begins as a bud and eventually opens into full bloom, paralleling the growth of the bride and groom’s relationship. Usually the roses given are red, the color of love.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The Tradition of the Unity Candle

by admin on June 27, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions with 2 Comments

Being a fairly modern addition to the Christian wedding ceremony, the tradition stems more out of conceptual symbolism than out of historic ritual. For example, the concepts that Jesus is the Light and that we are to let our lights shine before men in order to reflect God’s glory (Matthew 5:16) make the use of flames a poetic depiction of two Christian lives becoming one. Once the two flames merge and create a new flame, there is no way to then separate out the two individual flames. They are inextricably one.

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