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Nov 6, 2018

The Power of Taking Marriage Vows Before a Crucifix

In Široki Brijeg, a city of about 30,000 people in Bosnia-Herzegovina, there is a zero-percent divorce rate. What’s their secret? Is there something in the wine given out at receptions? Actually, local tradition has husband-and-wife-to-be say their marriage vows over a crucifix, and then they keep that crucifix over their bed.

In this video, Jackie and Bobby, who followed this tradition when they said their vows, share how that crucifix over their bed serves as a daily reminder that they need to die to self in their marriage.

They also share how they deal with the everyday stresses of marriage, so neither one is dying to self alone.

Also, make sure you check out Ascension’s Joy-Filled Marriage program, which offers many great life skills for those discerning marriage and married couples.


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