Inviting God To Your Wedding
Martha Williamson, the executive producer of the hit television series
Touched by an Angel, found herself in a spiritual dilemma when she began
planning her wedding. Although she saw numerous books that told her how
much money to spend and how many guests to invite and offered mindboggling
check lists, she could not find a book that talked about how to
create a wedding that celebrated the union before God. What soon became
clear to Williamson is that she wasn’t interested in an elaborate “stage”
wedding; she wanted to create a wedding that invited God’s presence.
“Because when God is there, suddenly all your priorities are in order,” she
In one chapter, “The Myth of the Dream Wedding”, Martha writes
about weddings turning into compensation for things that didn’t happen in
someone’s life, like never winning a beauty pageant or wanting the blowout
party Dad didn’t let us have for high school graduation.
In “Dousing Old Flames and Severing Soul Ties,” Williamson discusses
letting go of those deep ties to old lovers in order to be fully present with
your new beloved. She says: “You’re not just planning for a wedding, you’re preparing for a miracle. That means doing
some spiritual and emotional and psychological work beforehand. If you lose 20 pounds of emotional baggage, you’ll
have a much better time at your wedding, and a much better marriage, than if you spent your time worrying about losing
20 pounds of fat before the big day”.
“The habits and the commitment to follow God’s direction in problem solving begin as you prepare for your wedding.
In the book, I describe it as being like when you were little and tried to braid your hair with only two strands. The braids
would fall apart at the first touch. But once you learned how to braid with three strands, it was strong and hard to pull
apart. When my husband and I have a challenge or a problem, we never think of it as just the two of us arguing it out.
It’s three of us. And God always wins”.
Source: beliefnet.org, amazon.com