Interfaith Ketubah Text
An interfaith text usually states the same hopes and desires for the relationship the couple strives to build together. It removes language about doing so according to the Laws of Moses and Israel, and often speaks more generally and inclusively about respecting the background of both parties. This text can be used as is, or it can be tweaked or used as a foundation for writing your own.
This ketuba witnesses before God, family, and friends that on the _____ day of the week, the _____day of the month of _________ in the year five thousand seven hundred sixty-________ since the creation of the world, corresponding to the ______ day of the month of ____________ in the year two thousand ______, here in ________________________, the bride, _____________________________, and the groom, ________________________________, made this mutual covenant as equal partners in marriage.
With these rings we unite our hearts in tenderness and devotion. We will honor each others’ cultures as we link customs to form a trusting relationship. We will protect, support, and encourage each other as we create a loving future together.
May our lives be intertwined forever as we share life’s everyday experiences. We promise to strive for an intimacy that will enable us to share our innermost thoughts and feelings; to be sensitive at all times to each others’ needs; to share life’s joys and to comfort each other through life’s sorrows; to challenge each other to achieve intellectual and physical fulfillment as well as spiritual and emotional tranquility.
We promise to establish a home for ourselves and our children shaped by our own respective heritages; a loving environment dedicated to peace, hope, and respect for all people; a family filled with love and learning, goodness and generosity, compassion and integrity.
It is all valid and blnding.