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Cleansing and Renewal: An Early History of Baptism

Baptism is a popular Christian ritual representing purity and spiritual cleansing. And while most Christians are most likely familiar with baptism, they might not know it's interesting and lengthy history.

Category: Baptism

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A Quick Overview of Christian Baptism Throughout the Centuries

Baptism is one of the most popular religious rites in the world - millions of children are baptized each year. Baptism has a long and interesting history, from its origins in the gospels to modern day.

Category: Baptism

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Odd Origins of Some Common Wedding Traditions

From wearing something blue to freezing the cake, weddings have some pretty memorable and unique traditions. But where do they all come from? The origins of your favorite wedding traditions might surprise you.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Danse Macabre: Dealing With Death in the 14th Century

As we deal with COVID-19 in the present day, we can look to the past to see how our ancestors used laughter to deal with tragedy. During the plague, paintings of dancing skeletons - the dance macabre - were very popular.

Category: Funeral

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The Peculiar Origins of Some Commonplace Wedding Customs

We're all familiar with the most popular wedding customs, like smashing the cake or the throwing of the bouquet. But where did they come from? These and other popular wedding traditions have some surprising origins.

Category: Wedding Planning

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History’s Scars: Understanding the Plantation Wedding Controversy

Southern plantations have long been a destination for weddings. Now many of the most popular wedding planning websites are banning plantations from listing on their website, citing their painful legacies of slavery.

Category: Wedding Planning Society

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Wedding Words: A Fun Historical Look Behind Everyday Expressions

"Tying the knot"? "Honeymoon"? We're all familiar with these terms, but how exactly did they come to mean what they do? Here's the surprising etymology behind some of our most common wedding words and phrases.

Category: Wedding Materials

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4 Non-biblical Creation Stories and the Cultures that Produced Them

People throughout history have sought to explain their place and purpose in the cosmos. And that curiosity manifested itself in creation stories as unique as the cultures themselves. Here are a few from around the world.

Category: Faith

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Types of Religious Belief

There are many types of religious beliefs that have evolved throughout the ages. From belief in one god, to many-- to no gods at all. Here are the primary belief systems of the world and where they came from.

Category: Faith

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Engagement Rings

Newly engaged? Chances are you've been flashing that engagement ring to everyone you know. If you're curious why we have engagement rings, check out this deep dive into the complete history of engagement rings.

Category: Engagement

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