SOCIAL SCIENCES

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals: A Practical Guide

Jessica Kingsley. Jul. 2019. 208p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781785923906. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781784507435. SELF-HELP
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Psychotherapist Gordon-Lennox (Crafting Secular Ritual; Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies) aims her book toward those who wish to design a secular wedding ceremony unique to their own bond and personalities. Helpful questionnaires and checklists assist couples in sorting through their individual values and communicating them simply and sincerely. Every aspect of preparing for the ceremony is covered, from composing vows to choosing someone to preside over the service, in addition to destressing techniques for the big day and intense situations leading up to it.
VERDICT This no-frills guide to customizing wedding rituals is perfect for those who are willing to put the time and energy into the process.

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