Permanently Settled

Permanently Settled

I described a ritual called “ The Seven Steps” in an earlier entry. This was an adaptation of one of the many Hindu wedding rituals, which invoke blessings of happiness, harmony and growth. As in western culture, a marriage ceremony in Hindu tradition is a rite which...
Special Friendship

Special Friendship

“ The Prophet” is a book by Lebanese-American poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran who was born in 1883. The reknown of “ The Prophet” is still cult-like and excerpts are often quoted at weddings. In pursuing the theory that the basis for a good marriage is friendship,...
How to Build your Relationship

How to Build your Relationship

At civil wedding ceremonies it sometimes appears as though the celebrant is imparting personal views about love and marriage, as would a minister of religion in delivering a sacrament. This is not ever the case in civil proceedings, whose content is the choice of the...