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How to Fill Out a Marriage License

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So you want to perform a wedding ceremony? As a minister, even a minister ordained online, it is your job as the wedding officiant to complete the couple’s marriage certificate. While it may seem slightly intimidating to file such important … Continue reading

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Weird Wedding Rings

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You found your soul mate, the one person you are destined to spend the rest of your life with. However, between planning your wedding, sending out invitations, deciding upon your cake, and other food, you still have one very important … Continue reading

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Survival of Fittest: the Evolution vs Creation Debate

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Earlier this week, Bill Nye “the Science Guy” debated Creation Museum founder Ken Ham at Ham’s facility in Kentucky. The two discussed if creationism as a literal interpretation of the Bible is a viable model for explaining our origins. Universal … Continue reading

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Threats to the American Family

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As a wedding officiant, you may be asked to perform a ceremony of which you disapprove. You are encouraged to follow your gut instincts; you certainly have every right to refuse your services for any reason. We commonly see this … Continue reading

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10 Misconceptions of Online Ordination

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There are many common misconceptions about online ordination through the Universal Life Church (ULC) and this is to set the record straight. Some of these concerns stem from potential ministers’ interactions with other churches or online groups, and thus they … Continue reading

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Immigration Law and Marriages Performed by ULC Wedding Officiants

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Blog by guest-writer Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney The status of marriages officiated by Universal Life Church ministers is well-established when both parties are citizens of the United States. To understand the legal issues regarding the marriage of a U.S. citizen … Continue reading

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Is Belief in an Angry God Bad for Your Health?

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Does believing in an angry God cause mental illness? That was the question tackled by a team of scientists who studied the relationship between belief about God and mental health. What they found was that certain beliefs about God can … Continue reading

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The Boom in Same-Sex Marriage Laws

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Same-sex couples deserve the same marriage rights granted opposite-sex couples—this is the prevailing sentiment of the majorities of several national legislatures. Within the course of a single month, the legislatures of Uruguay, France, and New Zealand have all passed laws … Continue reading

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