An Early Variation on Vows

An Early Variation on Vows

This is one of the first variations on marriage vows that I came across – a couple I was marrying in the 90s came up with these promises: Today as I take you for my wife / husband, I cannot promise you That I will not change or That my faults will never show, I cannot...
Your Own Vows

Your Own Vows

The vows you make on the wedding day are the essence of your marriage and the foundation of your relationship. Before you are married you should spend some time figuring out what it is you are promising to your partner. This is worth more marriage education than any...
Variations on Marriage Vows

Variations on Marriage Vows

As you know if you have read my blogs the legal, binding vows of marriage are quite specific and cannot be altered. You must use each other’s full names and say “ I call upon the persons here present to witness that I take you as my lawful wife/ husband/spouse.” You...
Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremony

What’s in a Name? Naming ceremonies are becoming more and more popular as non-religious rites of passage for children – not just babies, although they are usually conducted within the first year of a child’s life. The opportunity to have a Naming Day means that...