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Collaged image shows the promotional poster for Officiant Accelerator Nashville, and headshots of the guest speakers, Bethel Nathan, Jimmie Berguin, Cherise Klosner

128 DAYS AGO | 12.12.2023

AMM’s Officiant Accelerator is headed to Nashville, Tennessee!

American Marriage Ministries is headed to Nashville, TN, for a day of wedding officiant focused education, conversation, and networking! This Officiant Accel...

139 DAYS AGO | 12.1.2023

Ohio Bill Aims to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Ban & Protect Interracial Marriage

Learn about efforts in Ohio to repeal an outdated same-sex marriage ban and codify protections for interracial marriage at the state level, ensuring continui...

154 DAYS AGO | 11.16.2023

Celebrating 5 Years of AMM’s 'American Weddings' Blog!

Today marks the fifth anniversary of American Marriage Ministries’ online publication, American Weddings – a wedding blog dedicated to the wedding ceremony; ...

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Ceremony Planning Articles

Young queer couple poses outside, wearing cute outfits and one holds a bouquet of white daisies. They are holding hands and smiling happily after a vow renewal ceremony

64 DAYS AGO | 2.14.2024

Vow Renewal after Transitioning: Celebrate a New Chapter in Your Marriage

Reaffirm your marriage vows after you or your spouse’s gender transition with a sweet vow renewal ceremony. Advice for transgender & nonbinary spouses planni...

Un novio se inclina sobre una mesa durante la ceremonia nupcial para firmar la licencia de matrimonio. Al fondo, la novia observa, junto con amigos y familiares.

72 DAYS AGO | 2.6.2024

Firmando una Licencia de Matrimonio Durante la Ceremonia de Boda- Consejos pa...

Todo lo que necesita saber para incluir la firma de la licencia matrimonial en una ceremonia de boda poco estresante y como un ritual de unidad única. ¡Pídal...

Two brides exchange rings while a rabbi reads a blessing from the ceremony script during a happy outdoor Jewish wedding

77 DAYS AGO | 2.1.2024

5 Jewish Wedding Traditions & What to Expect, for Couples, Officiants, & Guests

Learn about 5 Jewish wedding traditions that are commonly included in traditional, modern, and interfaith Jewish weddings – from ketubah signing, to the mean...

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Religion and Rituals Articles

584 DAYS AGO | 9.12.2022

Wedding Smudge Stick Recipe - Sage, Sweetgrass, and Lavender

Use this simple recipe to make a sweet-smelling protective wedding smudge stick for your wedding’s smudging ceremony. This sacred combination of sage, sweetg...

594 DAYS AGO | 9.2.2022

Wiccan Wedding Spell – A Handfasting Love Spell

These Wiccan wedding vows cast a powerful spell of love and commitment. Use in place of traditional wedding vows in a Wiccan or other modern Pagan wedding ce...

601 DAYS AGO | 8.26.2022

A Christian House Blessing Prayer to Protect & Celebrate Your New Home

An original Christian house blessing prayer used to bless and protect a new home, or to honor a new stage in life, such as following a wedding or marriage ce...

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Community Articles

153 DAYS AGO | 11.17.2023

Creating ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Weddings & Lasting Marriages with Rev....

Meet Rev. Dr. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies in NYC, an experienced wedding officiant specializing in interfaith and ‘spiritual but not religious’ ...

154 DAYS AGO | 11.16.2023

Celebrating 5 Years of AMM’s 'American Weddings' Blog!

Today marks the fifth anniversary of American Marriage Ministries’ online publication, American Weddings – a wedding blog dedicated to the wedding ceremony; ...

163 DAYS AGO | 11.7.2023

New Officiant Script! Muslim & Christian Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

A heartfelt wedding officiant script for a Muslim Christian wedding service! This interfaith nikah / wedding ceremony script includes references to The Quran...

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