Your Interfaith Wedding

Your Interfaith Wedding

A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values Into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

eBook - 2010
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Despite the challenges involved, interfaith marriages are now common. It is estimated that 28-33 million Americans are currently in interfaith relationships, while a recent survey shows that over 25 percent of Americans have abandoned or switched from their original faith. How is it possible to have a wedding ceremony that is meaningful for both parties and their families?
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, 2010.
ISBN: 9780313378027
0313378029
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 288 p.)
Contents: Quiz: are you ready for an interfaith marriage?
Clearing the path to the altar
You can express your love in a sacred ceremony that includes everyone
Facing your fears : talking it through together
Winning over mom and dad : family issues
How to put together your ceremony
Deciding on the kind of ceremony you want
Finding the right officiant
What are the elements of the wedding ceremony?
Choosing meaningful wedding vows
Wedding blessings, prayers and readings
Selecting rituals and customs
How to include family, friends and children
Celebrating your love story
Seal your relationship in a love contract
Resources I: a multifaith view of weddings
Jewish
Muslim
Hindu
Buddhist
Catholic
Christian
Greek orthodox
Sikh
Wiccan
Unitarian Universalist
Resources II: ceremonies to inspire you
More Christian than Jewish : Cournety and Ray
More Jewish than Christian : Jodi and Dennis
Mystical Catholic, multicultural, Costa Rican : Annie and Arturo
Catholic, Mormon : Suzanne and Jake
Buddhist, Sri Lankan and Christian : Rebecca and Nuwan
Celtic/Scottish : Elle and Eddie
Nondenominational Filipino : Robert and Michelle
Hindu Jewish : Karen and Kumar
Nondenominational Chinese : Betty and David
Japanese and Christian : Kiko and Yoshi
African American, Christian, European : Nikki and Artur
Pagan and non denominational : Amy and Jay
Non denominational vow renewal : Zak and Terry
Highly personalized : Claudine and Michael
Parting words : acknowledging my sources of inspiration.
Summary: Despite the challenges involved, interfaith marriages are now common. It is estimated that 28-33 million Americans are currently in interfaith relationships, while a recent survey shows that over 25 percent of Americans have abandoned or switched from their original faith. How is it possible to have a wedding ceremony that is meaningful for both parties and their families?

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