If one or both of you have been married before, when you book your wedding, the vicar will want to help you think about the following questions:
- Are you sure that this relationship wasn’t the cause of the breakdown of your previous marriage?
- Have you learnt from, and moved on from, whatever caused the breakdown of your previous marriage?
- If you have children from that relationship, are you continuing to care for them, emotionally, financially and in practical ways?
The Christian faith is all about forgiveness and new beginnings – but it is also very important that the marriage vows are honoured and not taken lightly.