The Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony, a tradition started by True Parents in 1960, is a celebration of the commitment of a man and woman to love each other eternally and to create a strong marriage and family. The Marriage Blessing has become a worldwide tradition where couples dedicate their marriage to a greater purpose and to God, and October 3, 2015 is the next chance for couples nationwide to commit or recommit to a marriage centered on God, and to building a family where the Heavenly Parent is alive in each parent and child.
In response to the breakdown of traditional marriage in our world, the Marriage Blessing offers a path to building a world of stronger marriages and healthier families. Crescentia DeGoede, Director of the Blessing & Family Ministry, presents here on the value of the Marriage Blessing and how this tradition can transform America and the world.
“We cannot establish the ideal of heaven without marriage and the family. In the Unification Church, the purpose for all the good men and good women receiving the Blessing is to build the ideal of the Kingdom of Heaven. Not only unmarried people, but also people already married who have the correct standard must get the Blessing. Everyone must receive the Blessing in order to return to the world of the original creation.” – True Father, Blessing and Ideal Family
True Parents have made it clear that all of God’s children need to receive the Marriage Blessing and become Blessed Families. Through the Marriage Blessing Movement, we can easily promote God’s original intention for marriage and families in our society in a very natural way.
The desired outcome from the Marriage Blessing Movement is to establish God-centered marriages and families in America, rooted in God’s lineage, that practice true love and contribute to building the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.