Summer weather means summer weddings. Everything is lush and green. Flowers are in bloom. The couple feels sure that no two people have ever been as deeply in love as they are. Weddings are a beautiful and joyous day for a couple. Finding the perfect wedding gift is a little trickier.
While it may be true that every newlywed couple needs a salad spinner and a cheese board or at least a set of 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets, guests at Christian weddings might also consider gifts that focus on faith.
The God who joined this couple will be the same God to carry this couple through many years of wedded life. Inspirational wedding gifts help them to remember that God resides at the center of, not only their wedding, but their daily living. So here are a few gift suggestions for blessing a marriage with faith gifts the couple will treasure.
Words of faith for the walls
Many couples begin life with not much more than a few belongings leftover from college days. Help the new couple to set up house by giving them wall art that points to God. Framed bible verses, prayers and blessings are a great way to remind the bride and groom that God is an integral part of their new relationship. Blessing a marriage with the words of Joshua 24:15b is popular But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Ornamental crosses are also a great blend of faith and stylish artwork.
Words of faith for the soul
Music speaks to the heart in a special way. Giving the new couple some Christian music to fill their home is a sure way to help create a joy-filled atmosphere. Wrap up your Christian music with wedding paper and silver-white ribbon and then attach bible verses like Ephesians 5:19b Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord or Psalm 33:1 Sing joyfully to the Lord you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.
Words of faith for the mind
Christian books may not seem as practical as mixing bowls and coffeemakers, but ask anyone who has been married for more than six months and you will find that devotional reading can be the most practical tool around for holding marriage partners close to God and therefore to one another. There are many excellent Christian books on marriage that could be given. But actually any reading that strengthens faith and holy living will be beneficial.
Blessing a marriage, particularly a Christian marriage, with a gift that can be treasured is as simple as finding a gift that focuses on Christ. At The Printery House invited guests can find an array of faith-based gifts that will bear daily testimony to the presence of God in the Christian home.