Understanding the Christian Aspects of a Wedding
Whether your are Catholic, Episcopalian, Baptist, Presbytarian, or Christian in general, your wedding is a milestone in your life.
A wedding is a joyous occasion—a coming together of two individuals who wish to spend the rest of their lives together as one. People of all cultures, races, and religions get married every day. Invitations are sent out, food is prepared, dresses are hemmed, and nerves are wracked for the celebration to come. However, for those individuals who are Christians, this binding of hearts and lives has a lot more meaning and tradition behind it than some people might recognize.
Because of the significance of this union between man and woman, Christians hold marriage on a very high pedestal. They believe that marriage is a sacred covenant between the man, woman, and God. When the three are joined together, they become one and are forever united. Some of these individuals take this commitment so seriously that they even rule out divorce as an option in any and all cases.
There are also many symbols associated with the marriage of a man and woman in the Christian church. The rings, which for many people are simply just something to be worn to signify their relationship status, are symbols of the everlasting and eternal commitment they have made to God and each other. The ring is a circle, which is never ending, just as their love should be for each other. These, and other aspects of a Christian marriage, are very important to those who believe them, and should not be looked down upon or held in disdain.