That of God in everyone

September's Monthly Readings


When contemplating marriage, seek God’s guidance, desiring above all that your union may continually be blessed and strengthened by Him. Consider the importance of mutual understanding of religious principles and practice; lifelong happiness depends on respect and perceptive love for one another. Bear in mind the views of your parents, but also let parents be careful with the advice they give their children.

Ireland Yearly Meeting
General Christian Counsel

Marriage has always been regarded by Friends as a religious commitment rather than merely a civil contract. Both partners should offer with God’s help an intention to cherish one another for life. Remember that happiness depends on an understanding and steadfast love on both sides. In times of difficult remind yourself of the value of prayer, of perseverance and of a sense of humour.

BYM - Advices and Queries