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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. 


Introducing the Blessing of Love – Pathway to Happiness


Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU)

Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon (affectionately known as Father and Mother Moon) are the founders of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. The FFWPU worldwide community welcomes diversity of faiths, beliefs, and backgrounds to receive the Marriage Blessing that Father and Mother Moon established. 

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How to Attend

1. Prepare: Get in touch with a FFWPU Pastor in your community. They will help you get orientated to the Marriage Blessing. 

2. Register: When you’re ready to register for the Marriage Blessing Ceremony, click here.

3. Celebrate: Join the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in your area and complete the Five Steps. Click here to learn about the Five Steps


Stories from the Marriage Blessing

Cliff & Tiff Gaines, pastors in 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.”

Read a Testimony by Tanya & Jessie Edwards