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catholic brides: readings

Which readings did you choose? I'm reading the book they gave us to choose from, and nothing is appealing. I'm seriously considering love is patient, love is kind.

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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    That's what we did.  The choices were not so great.  We nixed anything that was too religious (as I am not religious) and anything that was too sexist.  That pretty much left us with love is patient/love is kind.
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    Laurms15Laurms15 member
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    edited December 2011
    We had the same issue! I don't have any good advice but I'm working on that today too.
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    kewltifkewltif member
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    edited December 2011
    I literally picked whichever passages were the shortest.  I know I never pay attention in church.  I really couldn't tell you what I picked.
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    edited December 2011
    I actually let me readers pick it. So they felt comfortable. My brother picked Love is patient; love is kind.
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    edited December 2011
    I used the Love is Patient reading.  I like it. And my Aunt, who was doing a reading, actually gave us a lenox bowl as an engagement gift that has that reading on it. So I thought it would be appropriate for her to read that one.

    We also did Song of Songs 2 for our other reading.
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    melissa82melissa82 member
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    edited December 2011
    We were allowed to do a secular reading for one reading, but I liked our Biblical reading, too. It was Song of Songs and I used 2:14b, 16; 8:6-7a (I didn't like they way the verses are typically put together so I picked my own):

    Let me see your face, let me hear your voice;
    for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
    My beloved is mine and I am his;
    he pastures his flock among the lilies.

    Set me as a seal upon your heart,
       as a seal upon your arm;
    for love is strong as death,
       passion fierce as the grave.
    Its flashes are flashes of fire,
       a raging flame.
    Many waters cannot quench love,
       neither can floods drown it.
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm considering:

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (Old Testament reading)


     9 Two are better than one,
           because they have a good return for their work:

     10 If one falls down,
           his friend can help him up.
           But pity the man who falls
           and has no one to help him up!

     11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
           But how can one keep warm alone?

     12 Though one may be overpowered,
           two can defend themselves.
           A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.


    Romans 12:-18 for the New Testament reading (I thought the extended version of this one is appropriate since FI is a teacher ... see lines 6-8): http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans%2012:1-18&version=NIV



    And then for the Gospel reading, I have three that I want FI to help narrow down:


    Matthew 5:1-12: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%205:1-12&version=NIV (The Beatitudes)


    Matthew 5:13-16: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%205:13-16&version=NIV


    John 15:12-16: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%2015:12-16&version=NIV



    *** Edit *** We actually went over this last night and we settled on the Old and New Testament readings above, and he agreed to the Beatitudes reading (Matthew 5:1-12).

    Interestingly, without me telling him about this thread, he brought up the "Love is patient, love is kind" passage and said he didn't want to do that because he feels it's too common Laughing

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    DMLJDMLJ member
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    edited December 2011
    MB- love that reading.

    I am going to use love is patient and i don't care that i
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    DandT1206DandT1206 member
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    edited December 2011
    we used:

      Old Testament Reading (Genesis 2:18-24)“The Two of Them Become One Body”

    New Testament Reading
    (1Corinthians 12:31-13:8a)“If I Do Not Have Love, I Gain Nothing” 
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