Marriage Blessing Overview Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
The family is the most important human institution. Without it we would not exist.  Through it we transmit language, cultu...
<ul><li>Children need to  experience the love and security of parental care in order to develop into happy and mature indi...
<ul><li>A good experience in the family is the foundation of good character. </li></ul><ul><li>When children do not  exper...
The family---marriage and parenthood--- is regarded as sacred by the world’s religions.
When the personal life is cultivated, the family will be regulated; when the family is regulated the state will be in orde...
When a man honours his father and mother, God says, “I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honoured me...
Lord, give us joy in our wives and children, and make us models for the God-fearing.   Qur’an 25.74 My father, thank you f...
<ul><li>Sexual promiscuity, infidelity and pornography lead to sexually transmitted disease, divorce, and family breakdown...
1.  Individual Peace 2.  Peace in Family & Society 3.  Universal Peace
<ul><li>Mind/body unity - integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in character - maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Closeness to God – ...
Family  Society Nation World husband wife God Children The FAMILY is the  ‘ building block’
<ul><li>Marriage joins the life of one woman and the life of one man. In time, through children, it joins the lineage of t...
<ul><li>The School of Love  - nurturing heart and character, the primary training ground for relationships </li></ul>From ...
<ul><li>The School of Morality  – the basis of societal norms and proper conduct in the wider world </li></ul>In relating ...
As husband and wife; and from seeing God in our partner The Couple is: The Image of the Creator  – living for the sake of ...
Strong families have a focus higher than self Altruistic Purpose Service to Community
Experienced and learnt within the family <ul><li>Child’s Love </li></ul><ul><li>Sibling’s Love </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse’s ...
Husband’s love Wife’s love God’s Love A mans’ sexual love belongs exclusively to his wife and a woman’s sexual love belong...
True Ownership, Responsible Stewardship People <ul><ul><li>Natural World  </li></ul></ul>God Harmony People/nature <ul><li...
 
<ul><li>To save the family and save the nation </li></ul><ul><li>To realize unification and reconciliation between races, ...
The significance of the World Peace Blessing <ul><li>The Blessing is a ceremony for all </li></ul><ul><li>It is a re-dedic...
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon
<ul><li>Adam, Jesus, Christ when He returns:  all three come to fulfil the Three Blessings </li></ul><ul><li>God’s unchang...
<ul><li>To resemble the nature and love of God in  marriage </li></ul><ul><li>To be faithful to each other  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Determination to respect one’s spouse and keep one’s love pure </li></ul><ul><li>Determination of husband and wife...
<ul><li>The Holy Nectar or Wine  Ceremony  – signifying a renewal  connecting to God’s true love, life and lineage  </li><...
<ul><li>Sprinkling with Holy Water </li></ul><ul><li>Recitation of Wedding Vows </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of Rings </li><...
<ul><li>On-going support and education for couples  </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in the home and community  </li></ul><ul><li>B...
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What is the Marriage Blessing? It's a chance to re-affirm your marriage vows, make a new start and gain God's blessing. To compliment the Marriage Blessing, we run relationship courses and marriage enrichment seminars. This is an overview of what it's all about.

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  • This is just to show the 3 foundations together and how each is the foundation for the next True (mature) individuals make true families – true people become true owners/stewards This will launch into the detailed explanation in the following presentation
  • Dates can be changed for future use
  • During the 40 day period after the Blessing there will be additional opportunities to study more deeply which will support couples to make a deeply meaning new start
  • Explain the need for further education during the 40 day period after the World Peace Blessing. This will be the time to teach more deeply and prepare for the 3 day ceremony
  • The Marriage Blessing

    1. 1. Marriage Blessing Overview Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
    2. 2. The family is the most important human institution. Without it we would not exist. Through it we transmit language, culture, ethics and core values.
    3. 3. <ul><li>Children need to experience the love and security of parental care in order to develop into happy and mature individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Without such an experience and example they lack the skills necessary to build their own family. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>A good experience in the family is the foundation of good character. </li></ul><ul><li>When children do not experience love in the home, they may seek fulfillment in other, self-destructive, anti-social behaviours. </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in the family are at the root of many social ills. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The family---marriage and parenthood--- is regarded as sacred by the world’s religions.
    6. 6. When the personal life is cultivated, the family will be regulated; when the family is regulated the state will be in order; when the state is in order, there will be peace throughout the world. The Great Learning When the family declines, ancient traditions are destroyed. With them are lost the spiritual foundation for life, and the family loses its sense of unity. Bhagavad-Gita 1.40
    7. 7. When a man honours his father and mother, God says, “I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honoured me. Talmud If a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s church? I Timothy 3.5
    8. 8. Lord, give us joy in our wives and children, and make us models for the God-fearing. Qur’an 25.74 My father, thank you for petting me; my mother, thank you for making me comfortable; thank you for robing me with wisdom, which is more important than robing me with clothes. Yoruba Nuptial Chant (Africa)
    9. 9. <ul><li>Sexual promiscuity, infidelity and pornography lead to sexually transmitted disease, divorce, and family breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Family breakdown undermines social stability, good citizenship, educational development, and contributes to crime, youth alienation and suicide </li></ul><ul><li>To build a world of lasting peace, we need to restore true love, true parenthood and true family </li></ul>
    10. 10. 1. Individual Peace 2. Peace in Family & Society 3. Universal Peace
    11. 11. <ul><li>Mind/body unity - integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in character - maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Closeness to God – higher values </li></ul>Mind <ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul></ul>God True Person
    12. 12. Family Society Nation World husband wife God Children The FAMILY is the ‘ building block’
    13. 13. <ul><li>Marriage joins the life of one woman and the life of one man. In time, through children, it joins the lineage of the man and the lineage of the woman. It thus begins a history, a nation, the world and the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Sun Myung Moon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>The School of Love - nurturing heart and character, the primary training ground for relationships </li></ul>From our parents, as our first teachers The Family is:
    15. 15. <ul><li>The School of Morality – the basis of societal norms and proper conduct in the wider world </li></ul>In relating to brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents The Family is:
    16. 16. As husband and wife; and from seeing God in our partner The Couple is: The Image of the Creator – living for the sake of each other, the family and the wider world; being a model of True Love to their children
    17. 17. Strong families have a focus higher than self Altruistic Purpose Service to Community
    18. 18. Experienced and learnt within the family <ul><li>Child’s Love </li></ul><ul><li>Sibling’s Love </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse’s Love </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s Love </li></ul>
    19. 19. Husband’s love Wife’s love God’s Love A mans’ sexual love belongs exclusively to his wife and a woman’s sexual love belongs exclusively to her husband Man Woman
    20. 20. True Ownership, Responsible Stewardship People <ul><ul><li>Natural World </li></ul></ul>God Harmony People/nature <ul><li>Dominion through love </li></ul><ul><li>Care for the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Material prosperity for all </li></ul><ul><li>Science and technology benefit human beings and the natural world </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>To save the family and save the nation </li></ul><ul><li>To realize unification and reconciliation between races, religions, nationalities and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>To build “One Family Under God” </li></ul>
    22. 23. The significance of the World Peace Blessing <ul><li>The Blessing is a ceremony for all </li></ul><ul><li>It is a re-dedication of marriage for couples loyal to each other </li></ul><ul><li>For some, it is their wedding day </li></ul><ul><li>It deliberately transcends boundaries of race and religion </li></ul>
    23. 24. Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon
    24. 25. <ul><li>Adam, Jesus, Christ when He returns: all three come to fulfil the Three Blessings </li></ul><ul><li>God’s unchanging Will, based on a True Family </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. Moon’s mission and meeting Jesus Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving the Blessing from God </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing the Blessing with all Humanity </li></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>To resemble the nature and love of God in marriage </li></ul><ul><li>To be faithful to each other </li></ul><ul><li>To raise our children to maintain sexual purity before marriage </li></ul><ul><li>To help other families do the same beyond racial, national, and religious boundaries </li></ul>
    26. 27. <ul><li>Determination to respect one’s spouse and keep one’s love pure </li></ul><ul><li>Determination of husband and wife to be faithful to each other </li></ul><ul><li>A heart to become a true parent </li></ul><ul><li>A heart of living for the sake of others </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>The Holy Nectar or Wine Ceremony – signifying a renewal connecting to God’s true love, life and lineage </li></ul><ul><li>The World Peace Blessing – a very special ceremony signifying that we are One Family under God beyond race and religion. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ceremony to remove resentment (optional) - to acknowledge and overcome historical, ancestral and personal misconduct between men and women </li></ul><ul><li>A period of purification and renewal (optional) – 40 days of sexual abstinence for a new beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude donation – give thanks to God for such an amazing blessing </li></ul>
    28. 29. <ul><li>Sprinkling with Holy Water </li></ul><ul><li>Recitation of Wedding Vows </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of Rings </li></ul><ul><li>Blessing Prayer </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>On-going support and education for couples </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in the home and community </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed Family Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for children </li></ul><ul><li>Public life – living for the sake of others </li></ul>
    30. 31. Marriage Blessing Overview Family Federation for World Peace and Unification

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