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Thoughts about commitment

Posted by Jan Pryor on Monday, August 28, 2017,

When we marry, we usually mean that we are making a commitment to our partner.  I wonder how many of us think carefully about what that means?  We all have good intentions, and know that it is a fundamental part of getting married.  People who do not go through legal marriage often also make commitments to each other.

 

There are many definitions of commitment. Here’s one.

 

‘A committed relationship is an interpersonal relationship based upon a mutually agreed-upon-c...


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Funerals

Posted by Jan Pryor on Sunday, August 13, 2017,

To be asked to conduct a funeral is one of the greatest honours I know.  I am entrusted to take the family through a sad and often difficult time, and to enable them to farewell their loved one in a way that is deeply satisfying for them.

 

I have conducted funerals for three very close friends. That is not easy, but it is the last and best thing I can do for them and their families.  When I do a funeral for someone I have not met, the challenge for me is to get to know th...


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Before the wedding

Posted by Jan Pryor on Saturday, August 12, 2017,

Pre-wedding challenges

 

So you have decided to get married. That in itself is big – a decision that is no longer necessary in order to live together and have children.  Thousands of couples no longer tie the legal knot.  So congratulations on your decision!

 

Now there is a wedding to plan. Did you realise just how much was involved? Perhaps not.  I am watching my daughter and her fiancé prepare for their big day and I am marvelling at how well they are managing.  It ...


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More about me

Posted by Jan Pryor on Wednesday, August 9, 2017,
I have been a celebrant for a wide range of weddings. I have done weddings on the beach, in a river bed, in country gardens, and in homes and traditional venues.  They are all fun and serious at the same time. 

The most important thing for me is that I get it right for the people involved.  That means getting the right balance of fun, celebration, and seriousness that works for the couple.

My knowledge about family differences means that I am sensitive to difficult family circumstances. These c...
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