The Holy Marriage Blessing

The Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony is a celebration of the commitment of one man and one woman to love each other eternally and to create a strong marriage and empowered family.

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The Holy Marriage Blessing

Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, founders of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, began the tradition of the Marriage Blessing in 1960 with their own wedding ceremony. Based on their lifelong commitment to a world of strong marriages and empowered families, the Marriage Blessing has become a worldwide tradition where couples dedicate their marriage to a greater purpose and God. Since 1960, every year thousands of couples receive the Marriage Blessing across the U.S. and world. 

The Marriage Blessing is an opportunity for couples to renew or begin their marriage relationship through a new commitment to live purposefully for the world and God. In response to the breakdown of traditional marriage in our world, the Marriage Blessing offers a path to build a world of stronger marriages and healthier families. By participating in this ceremony, couples become part of a worldwide community of Blessed Couples striving to embody God’s love, and create a better world for families. The Marriage Blessing takes traditional marriage to a higher level of purpose. 


More Than Marriage

More Than Marriage is a booklet about the meaning and value of the Marriage Blessing. It explains in plain language the intention of recreating love as God intended. The love that every person longs for is unconditional, like God’s love. And yet, this same love contains the discipline of “living for the sake of others”.

By understanding the nature of God’s love, we can unfold our own true potential in loving relationships. We can discover the source and value of the qualities that allow love to be unchanging, absolute, eternal and unique. Marriage takes on new meaning and depth when we understand the sacredness of the bond between a man and a woman.

Stories from the Marriage Blessing

Cliff & Tiff Gaines from Atlanta share their story.

We were trying to figure out a way to connect our relationship to God. Finally, I felt Jesus’ words about peace come to fruition in my life. It’s something that gives us an eternal roadmap to perfect our couple. The Blessing takes away the whole idea that marriage is for myself. It centers the marriage on God. I think that is what Christians are yearning for.
— Cliff and Tiff Gaines

INtro to the blessing


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