|Rev. Deborah A. Hoch
Justice of the Peace/Clergy
Today many couples find themselves blending families. It is a delicate
balancing act that is, to NOT imply somehow that a child’s new “official” step-
parent somehow replaces their birth parent. Every situation is unique, and
parents should prepare children for their new family relationship according to
the specific situation at hand.
Including children in the wedding ceremony is an excellent way to cement
these new relationships. It can be done celebrating with a Family Sand
Ceremony, Family Unity Candle, a Family Rose Ceremony and many others.
The families can also include statements and vows from the couple that affirm
their love and commitment to support one another in guiding the children, as
well as assurances from the couple directly to the children
A wedding that creates a new family.
|Barbra Streisand"A Love LIke Ours" 1999 Sony Music Entertainment
"The calm that washed over us all when you arrived, is greatly appreciated. Everything went so smoothly! You helped
make our day so SPECIAL! The involvement of all of our
children in our ceremony was SO important to us! You made it such a beautiful ceremony, and included them so
well! EVERYBODY just loved it! Everyone is still saying what a beautiful ceremony it was,"
With love and Thanks, The Greenes Hilary, Danny, James, Alyson, Lily & Lillianna!