Wedding Notebook
a resource of the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren

Scripture Suggestions

        The Word of God is the best source of readings for a Christian wedding ceremony. The scriptures say almost nothing about weddings, but they do say a great deal about marriage, about covenant relationships, and about Christ-centeredness.

        For a reading, you may wish to choose scriptures that have special meaning for you. You can participate in the scripture reading yourselves, or ask a family member or a friend to read it. In addition, you may find meaning in paraphrasing this scripture - putting it into your own words.

        Below is a list of possible scripture readings that are appropriate for a wedding. There are many other possibilities as well. The reading can be placed just before the meditation, or can fit in just about anywhere you wish.

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 100

Song of Solomon 7:6-7
(This whole book is a testament of love between a man and a woman.)

Matthew 19:4-6

John 15:9-12

Romans 12:1-3, 9-13

I Corinthians 13

Ephesians 3:14-19

Ephesians 5:21-33

Philippians 4:8-9

Colossians 3:12-17

1 John 4:7-12


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