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Wedding planning has spawned a major industry. The average cost of the occasion now exceeds $25,000, and societal pressure to create the "perfect day" is so strong that even Christian couples forget what God originally intended for the sacred marriage ceremony.
While paying attention to the good fun that follows that special proposal (the dress, the flowers, the cake, the gatherings, etc.), A Christ-Centered Wedding first serves as a guide to believers who want their wedding to portray the relationship of Christ with the church and to reflect the gospel to all in attendance.
From the start, this thoughtful book looks to the Creator of weddings for guidance in planning by emphasizing the sacrificial love of the Savior more than the modern world’s idealistic view of romantic love. There are chapters filled with practical information about everything from pre-marital counseling and choosing a wedding location to other resources like a planning checklist and timeline, music suggestions, guidance on potential issues of conflict, a listing of traditional financial responsibilities, sample vows, and other great ideas from couples who have successfully put together a Christ-centered wedding.
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ramonita815 Stars Out Of 5I want a Christ-centered wedding tooOctober 7, 2015ramonita81Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I really enjoyed reading it. Now I am more than convinced that I want a Christ-centered wedding too. I love organasing, decoration and food, but the most important for me remains Christ, and everything will be planned around Him. Thats the most important thing. I started reading the book again to grab the ideas that I liked most. God bless you all
Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Making Christ the center of your marriageAugust 7, 2014Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4If you are looking for a book that covers just about everything you can think of for a wedding, this is the one for you. My favorite part was at the beginning of the book when they went into more detail of Biblical betrothals, marriage contracts, and wedding ceremonies. It brought a greater clarity to some of the metaphors used throughout the Bible, especially with the church being called the Bride of Christ.
The rest of the book is divided up into easy-to-read chapters on various aspects from the engagement to the reception. There were several ideas that I really loved and would suggest to anyone planning a wedding. I did love the way that each focused on having Christ at the center of it all. It brought a deeper meaning to the commitment the couple are making to one another and to their commitments as followers of Jesus.
Honestly, much of it is more overwhelming than anything I would have wanted to do, but I tend to be overly pragmatic. But, I still found it interesting and helpful. There were even things that I wish I had done. All-in-all though, I felt that it covered areas that could handle most budgets. The thought of spending thousands of dollars on a ceremony is absolutely horrifying to me, so if I think something is doable...it is. So, whether you are planning a very low cost wedding or if money is no object, the important thing is to work together with your finances, your personal views, consideration of others, and most of all, sharing and celebrating the love of Christ.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Shelton Interactive, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
tmurrellTNAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A must have for the newly engagedMay 21, 2014tmurrellTNAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A wedding can be one of the most beautiful moments in a couple's life. For Christians the stress and financial burden of the wedding can overshadow the emphasis on Christ in the marriage and the faith that the couple hopes to bring to their union. The authors have taken some time to share ideas, thoughts and stories with couples planning their wedding to help make it less stressful and more Christ centered.
I was very impressed with this book. The focus of the book was on Christ and how to show Him to not only the couple getting married, but also to the wedding party and guests. The book was filled with helpful suggestions, meaningful thoughts, and stories from other couples who've been down this path already. It touched on so many aspects of the journey to the alter. The layout was simple and easy to read. And while this is an instructional book, I also enjoyed reading it. The authors clearly put a lot of time, research, and effort into making this a must read book for every Christian couple getting ready to get married.
I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.
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