Source: The Houston Chronicle
On June 30, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported that "June...is the time when brides and grooms fill churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and banquet halls with promises of love, fidelity and care. Traditions vary...But most couples taking a leap into married life begin by professing love and faithfulness until death parts them, if not for eternity. And even those who profess no religion often look beyond themselves on their wedding day to seal their commitment. 'People intuitively understand that [it] is something sacred they are doing,'" said a Unitarian pastor. "A traditional Hindu wedding ceremony...invokes deities of creation and protection and calls on God and family for blessings...Jewish weddings for centuries ...have included the signing of a marriage contract."