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Mandi Welbes movies

Have you seen the movie “Fireproof” yet? Released in September of 2008, it quickly gained momentum and rode it’s way up the charts far exceeding most critics expectations. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s a good film that does a great job outlining some of the struggles that married couples encounter. If you’re engaged or considering marriage, it’s a must see if you haven’t seen it already. Rent it from the movie store or download it online and spend a night in with your fiancee or spouse. It’s encouraging to see that movies like Fireproof are making some headway in...

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Book Review: The Complete Book of Christian Wedding Vows

Mandi Welbes books

If you’re looking for a book to help you in your wedding preparation, H. Norman Wright’s The Complete Book of Christian Wedding Vows provides lots of help in a short but very informative format. The book begins with a chapter about Christian marriage and what makes it different. It then outlines the meaning and significance of the wedding vows in the wedding ceremony - the essential promise that is made at the altar. Wright does a great job incorporating real life wedding stories and sample wedding vows. He includes chapters on how to personalize your ceremony and incorporate your own style and...

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Cord of Three Strands: 20 States and Counting

Mandi Welbes cord-of-three-strands

From California to Connecticut, and Texas to Alaska, the Cord of Three Strands has been shipped to 20 different states throughout the United States! Engaged couples throughout the country have been incorporating this unique symbolism as a part of their special day. We at God's Knot are encouraged by the responses that we hear from so many brides and grooms across the Nation. It seems that God continues to use God's Knot in a very special way. We are excited to see what He has in store for us!

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William Welbes marriage

When we as Christians approach marriage, it is important to know and understand how God has designed it for us. One of the most basic principles of Christian marriage is that Christians are to marry other Christians. 2 Corinthians 6: 14 - 15 reads as follows: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For...

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Origin of the Unity Candle

Mandi Welbes traditions

Assuming you’ve been to a wedding in the recent past, it is likely you’ve witnessed the time honored tradition of the lighting of the unity candle. However, how old is this “tradition” and where did it come from? Has it been handed down from the days of the Renaissance? Or at least from before Edison gave us the electric light bulb? Hardly. It’s origins can only be traced back 30 to 40 years ago. It is unclear how the practice started, but according to wikipedia.org, it was a TV soap opera that brought it into mainstream popularity and catapulted it into...

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