I began as a minister for “The First Church of United Fellowship” and now an ordained minister with “The Church of Interfaith Christians “. I have been a minister for 7 years, a member of the choir at “Saint Andrews Lutheran Church”. My earliest interests began as a professional vocalist and emcee in a wedding band for over 20 years I sang in the ceremonies and the receptions (over a thousand) finally awaking one day to realize my calling for God as a minister was to unite people in marriage. I am so happy and blessed that I can be a part of officiating the wedding vows and the relationship commitment since I have learned through personal experience both failing and succeeding ina marriage.
I am a strong advocate of NOT judging other people by their beliefs, religion or sexual preference. By raising 3 children into adults, I have learned to cherish this belief. There are fundamental components that can make a marriage work and each partner must choose to draw strength and fortitude during the good as well as tough times. Whether the balance comes from each other, a supreme being or an internal compass, it is through compassion and love that we derive the most positive solutions in our lives. Remember that Marriage is not 50-50! It is Divorce that is 50-50! Marriage is giving 100-100 percent each.
By the way, your ceremony can be religious, or non-religious, as most importantly to me is the “love” between each couple.