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How to find a wedding officiant in 2020: How online ordination makes the best officiants

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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 2020

Have you ever spent half the day looking for your car keys only to discover that they were right in front of you the whole time (under the cable bill that you’ve been trying not to look at all week)? For many couples, the most challenging part of wedding planning is finding professionals to help them create their big day. There’s the internet, asking friends, and all kinds of wedding planning apps…

Here at American Marriage Ministries, we think wedding planning should be stress-free (for the most part), and that includes finding your wedding officiant. Our philosophy is that wedding ceremonies are a celebration and reflection of community and love. As long as that is honored, you’re going to have an awesome wedding, because that’s what makes memories.

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Tags: ceremony-inspiration, asked-to-officiate, choosing-an-officiant, about-amm, diy-weddings




A Catholic Ordination Controversy Underscores the Importance of Online Ordination

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Published: Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020

An online petition titled “Stop Ordination of Female Episcopalian ‘Bishop’ at Catholic Church” is making its way around the internet in an effort to prevent a Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia from consecrating Rev. Susan B. Haynes as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
 
Petitioners argue that ordaining a woman is against the rules. They say the Catholic Church doesn’t recognize Anglican ordinations, and that this isn’t legit. However, Bishop Barry Knestout, who supports the ordination, has responded to criticism by saying that it is an “offer of hospitality to a Christian neighbor in need.”
 
If you’re wondering why we’re talking about this here on our blog, then keep on reading because here at American Marriage Ministries, we have...(continued)

Tags: 1st-amendment, amm-in-the-news, legislation, about-amm, law




America Needs You to Get Ordained Online!

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Published: Sunday, Aug. 25th, 2019

You are the future of American Spirituality. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Atheist or a Zoroastrian, or anything and everything in between, this is your chance to transcend the failures of mainstream religion and practice faith on your terms. 

Welcome to American Marriage Ministries. 

Church attendance is dwindling and people are looking for something new. For generations, brick-and-mortar churches have failed to provide moral leadership or a vision for the future. 

That’s because inspiration comes from within, not the pulpit, and most certainly not from bureaucrats that want to tell you how and where to practice your religion. It’s inside you right now. We want to empower you to lead, to inspire, and to create community by helping people that love each other to celebrate that incredible emotion....(continued)

Tags: first-amendment, freedom-of-religion, asked-to-officiate, about-amm, advocacy





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New York Times Features American Marriage Ministries in Article about Online Ordination

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Published: Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018

You know you are doing something right -- hopefully not wrong -- when the New York Times features you in a story, and that’s exactly what happened to American Marriage Ministries today! 

An article in the New York Times titled, “How to Officiate Your First Wedding (and Why You’d Want To)” by San Diego-based journalist Whitson Gordon told readers that, “You don’t need to go to seminary to officiate a wedding. In fact, depending on where you live, it may take only a few clicks of a mouse.”...(continued)

Tags: news, about-amm, online-ordination






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