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Articles by Lewis King

Staff Writer

Lewis loves exploring the space between power, discourse, and material reality where institutions like marriage are defined. He also wears other hats at AMM, like taking out the recycling and restocking the sparkling water.

Check out these 111 articles written by Lewis King, Staff Writer at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!

111 Articles by Lewis King

Check out these 111 articles written by Lewis King, Staff Writer at American Marriage Ministries. The AMM Blog Covers wedding trends for officiants, and more!



1966 DAYS AGO | 1.28.2019

Who Actually Writes the Wedding Ceremony?

The best way to decide who will write your wedding ceremony is to meet early and talk about what kind of feeling and vibe you want to create.

Close up photo of a wedding officiant performing a handfasting ceremony, with the couple holding hands as a braided cord is wrapped around their wrists to symbolize their marriage

1972 DAYS AGO | 1.22.2019

How to Include Family and Friends In Your Wedding Ceremony

Here are some tips to get friends and family members involved in the wedding ceremony, from delivering a special wedding reading, joining in a ring warming, ...

Funny image shows a wedding officiant pulling back a set of red curtains to reveal a microphone on stage

1980 DAYS AGO | 1.14.2019

Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minu...

These simple steps will help you perform a wedding ceremony with confidence, try this three minute practice to overcome your fear of public speaking.

Photo of men and a woman standing outside posing for the wedding party photo, they are wearing coordinating suits and dress shirts for a wedding

1984 DAYS AGO | 1.10.2019

Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Tips for Planning an Unconventional Wedding Ceremony

More couples are choosing unconventional gender roles for their wedding parties, this article explains the history behind this trend, and gives planning tips.

Funny image of Captain Picard resting his head in his hand during an episode of Star Trek

1999 DAYS AGO | 12.26.2018

Wedding Ceremony Disasters, and How to Avoid Them

There are a million ways that things can go wrong during a wedding ceremony, but effective communication and planning will ensure that the couple and their o...

A wedding minister officiates an outdoor wedding for a bride and groom. They newlyweds are holding hands, while the officiant reads from a book he's holding. They are all wearing beautiful formal wear.

2011 DAYS AGO | 12.14.2018

Words are Powerful – Creating a Wedding Ceremony that Suits the Couple

Is your wedding ceremony modern, or traditional? Making and understanding that distinction will allow you to choose the right words for your wedding ceremony.

Close up photo of two women high-fiving and laughing, while seating together at a table. In the background, another woman watches happily, holding a pen. There is an open notebook in front of her, implying that she's been working on the wedding ceremony outline with these two brides.

2013 DAYS AGO | 12.12.2018

Writing Tips: It’s Personal… Putting the “You” into a Wedding Ceremony

The best way to make your wedding ceremony personalized is to ask the couple the right questions about their relationship, and to avoid making it feel like a...

A close up photo of a cute dog with a black spot over its eye wearing a black bowtie. Behind the dog are the bride and groom, visible from the waist down, in their wedding dress and suit, holding hands. They are all posing in an open farm field, with green grass.

2015 DAYS AGO | 12.10.2018

5 Tips for Including Pets in Your Wedding Ceremony

Including pets in your wedding ceremony is fun and makes for great pictures and memories, but it's important to be prepared for unexpected developments!

A young couple argues in the background, while an older woman listens in the foreground, her chin resting on her hand. She has a skeptical look on her face.

2016 DAYS AGO | 12.9.2018

Wedding Ceremony Tips: How to Compromise with Religious Relatives, for Non-Re...

Some couples want no religion, no matter what the expectation of their families, and that’s fine since the ceremony should represent the couple. However, the...

Taken from above, this photo shows the top of a desk cluttered with wedding prep items, including gift packages wrapped in brown paper and pink ribbons and flowers, scissors, ribbon, a cup of tea, a pair of glasses, calendar sheets, and a blank notebook with the words 'to do list' written at the top of a page

2018 DAYS AGO | 12.7.2018

Why You Need to Choose Your Wedding Officiant Early

Most couples start looking for a wedding officiant too late in the process to give them time to create the perfect ceremony. Don't make that mistake.

A bride and groom hold hands while sitting across from each other at the table. Behind them, a large window, with a few of trees in the distance.

2021 DAYS AGO | 12.4.2018

A Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Recovery from Opioid Addiction, Love, and Growth

When AMM Minister Christopher Dexheimer was asked to officiate his brother’s wedding, it was a joyous conclusion to a story with a dark beginning. That story...

A groom dips the bride during a dance outdoors at their wedding reception. He's wearing a blue button up shirt, and she's dressed in a sleeveless white dress with a colorful wreath in her hair. Behind them, friends chat while sipping on drinks in the yard, which is decorated with streamers and balloons.

2028 DAYS AGO | 11.27.2018

Get the (Wedding) Party Started Right With a Great Ceremony!

Setting the right tone during your wedding ceremony will get the rest of the celebrations started off on the right foot.

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