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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Betrothed - Video Give Away





Betrothal is a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. It is a simple and beautifully old fashioned way approaching marriage. And we are finding that the concept is taking hold in families and young adults who want so much more out of marriage that what they see in today's culture. They are going back to the "old ways" simply because they are better! We are encouraging our children in this direction/method of the marriage process. We hope that they too, will see the beauty, wisdom and quality it will implact in their marriage and family right from the start. We have known for a long time that we wanted so much more for our children then we had, growing up in secular families. We are very well aware of the very sad marriage statistics in churches and hope for so much more for the future of our children. As a result, we became committed to learn what a Biblical model of marriage would look like. We want to raise our children with the values of being pure upon entering marriage, but saw SO many contradictions in dating...and even some issues in the alternative called "courting". We were so encouraged, a few years ago, when we became friends with a beautiful family, that opened our eyes to the concept of Betrothal. {It was no coincidence that this happened shortly after Yah (God) had been showing us independently about the amazing story and patterns He has weaved through all of His Scriptures from Gen. to Rev. about US being HIS bride. More on that topic to come in a future post! So we were already so aware of it's Scriptural basis - before we even thought about practicing it!} But our friends, were several steps ahead of us in that understanding and were applying these same principals in their understanding of marriage! They made a video documenting their firstborn son's experience. In the process, we were blessed to become friends of the bride's family as well and were present at the wedding filmed here. Since then, we have (and are) witnessing about 7 other young couples walk this process of marriage out as well. It is so beautiful and we are blessed to witness families of all ages embracing this beautiful way of starting a family in purity, commitment, and putting YHVH (God) at very center of it all- even BEFORE they come together in union. I am going to start sharing more on this topic here on my blog, as a witness to those families that have gone before us. I hope to share more of our understanding of betrothal and it's many variations and it's core features. I hope to share testimonies and stories of young couples who have made this choice in recent years to encourage and hopefully open the eyes of other families...as mine have been - as to what a beautiful option this is!

The following is a trailer to the video, Betrothed - That I will be giving away.



If you would like to enter the giveaway please do at least one of the following things. You will be entered one time for each thing completed. Leave a comment declaring the things you have done, so I can include your entries and get back with you, if you are the winner.

1. Become a new 'Google Follower' of Home Shalom. (Let me know if you are already a 'following' the blog and that will also give you an extra entry.)
2. Become a new email subscriber to Home Shalom. (Let me know in your comment if you already are and that will also give you an extra entry.)

3. Leave a comment saying you would like to enter the contest.
4. Cut and paste this post and share it on your blog.
5. Volunteer to share YOUR Betrothal story on Home Shalom.

The winner of the contest will be announced on Monday Dec 12th and sent out (postage paid) as soon as the address is received.

If you don't care to try your chances and just want to order the video right away, it can be purchased HERE. Here also, is the soundtrack to the film... This CD remains a family favorite of ours! It sings praises to the Father and the beautiful parallels of us as His bridegroom.... here is little glimpse of some "home footage" of the wedding by someone else who also attended the wedding. It is placed to a song written and song by Talitha (the Bride) that is on the CD soundtrack:



This post was shared at Simple Lives Thursdays

35 comments:

ReneeK said...

I am already a follower.

ReneeK said...

Looks like a good video, would love to have this.

tribalmama said...

I'm now a gOOgle follower...had been searching for this about 6 months ago. My girls just delight in watching Talitha's "in love" song. Even my 22 month old sings and does her hands like the girls dancing. :)

tribalmama said...

Already an email subscriber.

tribalmama said...

You betcha I would like to enter this contest!
Thanks♥

Cedarfield Farm said...

Hi,

I just found your blog today and have been wanting to get this video since I heard about it through Above Rubies. Please enter me in the drawing.

Blessings,
Dena H.

Carmen Bruno said...

Our family was able to view this video a while ago and we loved it. It spoke to our hearts. I would definitely recommend all to watch it. blessings ~ Carmen

Andi said...

I am a follower, and if I could give my daughter this foundation, I would....I have been looking at this video for over a year now.

Andi said...

I would love this video for study and for sharing! Such a wonderful ministry!

Josee said...

I am following via google

Josee said...

am an email subscriber

Josee said...

would love this Video!!

Josee said...

posted to my facebook page

Moira said...

I am already a follower of your blog :)

Moira said...

I subscribed to your ~ You've Got Mail :)

Moira said...

This video looks great, would love a chance at winning it!

Moira said...

I shared your giveaway on my blog :)

Beautifully Veiled said...

I'm a follower!!!

Beautifully Veiled said...

And I do SOOOO want this video!! :)

jjarjw said...

I would LOVE to own this video!!! I remember hearing about it and viewing it at one time but I can't remember where. I have been trying to find this video EVERYWHERE!!!~ It is a MUST SEE for everyone!! Please enter me in the contest. I am a Google follower and am working on getting this posted to my blog. I am technologically challenged at times. Would LOVE to own this video.

jjarjw said...

Hi Pamela,

I am now an email subscriber!!

Jamileh

suzie20642 said...

I don't know how to follow the blog. Help!!!

suzie20642 said...

I shared on FB!!!! I really want this video for my three children!

Mommy Set Free said...

Susie20642,
If you are not set up with Google to "follow blogs" you could click on my email list, located over on the right columnand enter a subscription that way. (It is a picture of a letter that says "you've got mail".)

I think I am last person on earth who does not use Facebook or Twitter - and I'm OK with that. :-) However, I will except your promotion there as an drawing entry. :-)

I am excited about everyone's interest! We need other family's with young people who "get it" in order for this whole thing to work! :-) Truly changing a cultural mindeset doesn't usually happen overnight. :-) This is why we have started training ourselves and our children in this understanding, so early. We have found it such a blessing to befriend older families who have "gone before us" and witness it being walked out. That is why we want to share that with others who have NOT yet, been so blessed to have that in person...Maybe they will BECOME the forerunners right where they are - in their communities. How beautiful would that be?!

Blessings, pamela

Sigalit Chana said...

Following via google friend connect already =)

Sigalit Chana said...

Please enter us in the giveaway =)

Sigalit Chana said...

I blogged about the giveaway =)
http://hearts-in-training.blogspot.com/2011/12/betrothed-giveaway.html

Heidi said...

I would be happy to share my story. We were thought of as very strange at the time!

Heidi said...

I follow your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Please enter me into the giveaway! :-)

Ilka, ijarmor (at) yahoo.com

proud2bmykswife said...

Subscribe to your blog by email. My daughters would love this dvd.

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter this contest please. The video looks very interesting.

~Rachel (proverbs12.11 at gmail dot com)

proverbs12.11 said...

I am now a Google follower.

~Rachel (proverbs12.11 at gmail dot com)

proverbs12.11 said...

I am now an email subscriber as well!

~Rachel (proverbs12.11 at gmail dot com)

proverbs12.11 said...

Oh, I did post the contest on my Facebook if that counts...

~Rachel (proverbs12.11 at gmail dot com)