If there is a Statement of Intent (SOI) in most wedding ceremonies, it is a pledge by the couple to the religious institution to abide by their tenents.
Many of you, however, are not being married in churches. So should there be a SOI?
Absolutely. And even in religious ceremonies, those intentions should be augmented. The only way to live into your dreams is to establish them as real.
- What do you intend with this marriage? (Hint: to live happily and healthily ever after with your beloved.
- What is it about your partner that makes this not only possible but realistic for each of you?
- Do you love this person? (This is something you would do well to volunteer in your wedding ceremony in your own voice.
Tip: Declaring in your own voice that you intend to live in lifelong marriage with your beloved creates a mission statement that you can live into for the rest of your lives!