Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook by Kimberly Bracken Long
As the country moves toward marriage equality for gay and lesbian people, same-gender and straight couples alike are seeking inclusive wedding services. This sourcebook provides marriage liturgies with updated and gender-neutral language that are adaptable for a variety of couples and situations. Also included are prayers for events related to weddings such as rehearsal dinners, receptions, and anniversaries, as well as guidance for both couples and clergy involved in planning services.
The liturgies in Inclusive Marriage Services echo historic wedding rites yet offer language that can be used by all couples.
A Review from Dr. Mona West (Metropolitan Community Churches)
This source book for inclusive wedding ceremonies – as well as prayers for rehearsal dinners and anniversaries – is timely for those of us who live in parts of the world where marriage equality is a reality. The book also includes guidance for couples and clergy in planning the service.
Kimberly Bracken Long is Associate Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a leading expert in liturgy. Long is the editor of Feasting on the Word Worship Companion.