Dearly Beloved

Navigating Your Church Wedding

Andrew Macbeth

Jul/2007, 100 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

ISBN-13: 9781596270602

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"A gem of a book. Reverent, practical, deeply pastoral and thoroughly human, this little manual will warm, as well as inform, the lives and future of everyone involved in a church wedding." - Phyllis Tickle

A down-to-earth yet spiritually grounded guide that helps couples of all ages to sort out their financial, social, familial, and religious priorities with an experienced priest before their relatives and wedding planners take over. Perceptively and with a light touch, MacBeth covers:

 

  • Why have a church wedding?
  • What does the service mean?
  • How do you deal with family expectations?
  • Why is everyone driving you crazy?
  • How do you make a wedding into a worship service?

    The final chapter focuses on non-traditional couples including divorced couples, couples of differing ages, blended families, widows and widowers, same-sex couples, elderly couples, and interfaith couples.

     

 

 

Andrew MacBeth has been rector of Calvary Church, Memphis, Tennessee, since 2004. Previously, he was rector of the historic Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia Beach, a large parish known for its education, youth programs, and outreach. Ordained in 1975, he has served churches large and small in Southwest Florida, Ohio, and Southern Virginia.

"A gem of a book. Reverent, practical, deeply pastoral and thoroughly human, this little manual will warm, as well as inform, the lives and future of everyone involved in a church wedding." Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours


The author, an Episcopal priest, has developed a helpful primer on church weddings, particularly for those seeking to wed in a 'liturgical' church. The primary focus is on the shape of the service, but other considerations such as the rehearsal, photography, music and the number of attendants also are covered. The book also includes a brief section on blessings for same-sex couples."—The Living Church


"No-nonsense guide to planning and navigating one's marriage ceremony. Frank and honest advice to readers of all religious backgrounds including agnostics and freethinkers. Enthusiastically recommended for anyone planning a wedding."—The Midwest Book Review, February 2008

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