I wrote Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations to help couples from every walk of life create personalized wedding ceremonies that are completely reflective of who they are, what they feel and believe. I wrote it for their officiants as well. My book will show you how to make your ceremony a love story-- where you and your guests walk away moved and inspired. Joining Hands and Hearts is step by step guide. It features the readings, scripted rituals, vows, blessings, prayers and quotes from 14 religions and dozens of cultures around the world. There is a wealth of humanist and universal elements as well. Language is adapted so that it inclusive and speaks to all hearts. I have gathered the best of time honored traditions and added creative ideas that are personal, modern and relevant. Included are wonderful ways to honor and include family members and friends. There is tender counsel to help navigate sensitive family issues that may arise. The focus is love. There are real-life love stories and sample ceremonies. Joining Hands and Hearts has been influential in changing how ceremonies are done, and remains the primer for creating meaningful interfaith, intercultural wedding ceremonies that will resonate long after the ceremony is done.
Bless This Child, A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Baby Blessings Ceremonies is a step by step guide that will help you create a memorable, inclusive baby blessing ceremony that is completely reflective of your family. Within its pages is the most extensive menu of ceremonial elements available – traditions, rituals, poetry, prose, scripture, blessings, prayers, and quotes. I have culled from the best traditions around the world and developed new ones, combining spiritual, cultural as well as humanist elements. Family members and guests are honored and included in new and meaningful ways. There are real-life family stories and sample ceremonies, as well as tender counsel and resources for the interfaith family. This book is a first in many ways for interfaith couples as it honors and celebrates the family’s combined heritage. The focus is the miracle that is a child and the love that binds a family.