Joyful Wedding: A Spiritual Path to the Altar

Joyful Wedding: A Spiritual Path to the Altar

by Susan Piver
     
 

The decision to marry is most often a decision made out out of love and passion. Immediately following, however, we often find ourselves deluged by guest lists, menus, and outfits. It's easy to lose sight of the deeper meaning of this commitment-- and even of each other.

This is a wedding-planning book with a difference: It helps you focus on each other, plan

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Overview

The decision to marry is most often a decision made out out of love and passion. Immediately following, however, we often find ourselves deluged by guest lists, menus, and outfits. It's easy to lose sight of the deeper meaning of this commitment-- and even of each other.

This is a wedding-planning book with a difference: It helps you focus on each other, plan a wedding that is uniquely your own, and prepare spiritually for marriage.

Included in Joyful Wedding are simple, practical exercises for envisioning your ceremony, creating personal vows, and coming home to a relationship that can last a lifetime.

May these practices be of benefit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A boon for brides who don't want matters of seating arrangements and buffet spreads to overwhelm matters of the spirit, this little book offers suggestions for wedding vows and questions to ask during wedding planning, as well as reflections on the meaning of marriage, meditation exercises and couples yoga positions. Judith Ansara Glass, a teacher and consultant, pens an essay on the "conscious marriage"; couples, she says, must learn to pay attention to their feelings, practice empathy and "cultivate presence" in the early stages of their relationships. In "Coming Home," Piver describes what she sees as the two parts of a committed relationship, the love couples feel for each other and the life they build together. Both are crucial, but they don't necessarily go hand in hand; asking "Hard Questions" about home, children, faith and money before marriage can help ensure that partners' life plans match. Two CDs offer meditations for couples and readings that might be appropriate for a wedding ceremony. While it's no substitute for a step-by-step guide (or a busy-bee mother), this calm volume may soothe brides' nerves and help them focus on the marriage instead of just the wedding. (Feb.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579546564
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/22/2003
Edition description:
with 2 CD's
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Piver is the founder and creative director of Padma Projects, a media company creating products that support an awakened life. She has worked with authors Andrew Weil, Thomas Moore, and others and has created acclaimed projects about yoga, faith, compassion, and wellness.

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