Bride and Groom have decided to perform the ceremony of the Cord of Three Strands. It’s based on the Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 4, Verse 12 that says “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
It states that the two of them together are stronger than they are separate and alone. We often use the word synergy to say that the sum is greater than the parts. But what is it that actually makes us greater? What’s that magical ingredient? The ingredient is Love. As a wedding officiant, I do believe that Love is the most powerful force in the universe. It’s a power we can each lend ourselves to and allow it to be the place from where we operate. We can love ourselves and act in the world from a place of love. Imagine the world where we all operate from a place of love? No one can speak for the whole world but today, by performing this ceremony Bride and Groom are saying that they are going to act from a place of love in their marriage. They are saying that the power of love is greater than they are and that it’s a power that can make each of them better people and better together as a married couple. As your marriage changes and grows there will be times you wonder about the love that binds you. You may not always feel it and think it as gone. At those times, I hope you look at this cord and realize it’s still there.
They have 3 strands here - 3 cords. One stands for each of them and the third stands for love - the tie that binds. They will now braid them together.
I do not claim to be the original author of this script. I am sharing it like this to make it easier for anyone to use.
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