Relationship Counseling and Wedding Services
Building and sustaining strong families begin with power couples who have taken the time to nurture themselves to be together for a lasting relationship that compliments their divine purpose in life. ALOP offers premarital counseling, marriage counseling and Nu African and Kemetic Wedding Ceremonies and Officiating. Relationship counseling can be completed in a twelve week, six month or twelve month session.Each session teaches the principles of self love, perfecting communication, purpose building, and the constant planning necessary for longevity. When couples are ready for the big day in a way that is reflective of their rich heritage and culture ALOP offers a wedding ceremony format that contributes and affirms the blending of a glorious past, a vibrant present and a vision of the future that will last for generations.
"When you are living life on purpose, gratitude will manifest as your primary emotion."
-Dr. Akua Gray
Living in harmony with all that is a part of you is the creators divine will and the most sacred of all relationships is between soul mates. Marriage is a holistic system with an identity of its own. A successful marriage includes balance in spiritual beliefs, cultural customs, ethnicity, social relationships, sexual practices, economics, and the care of children. In marriage there will be new demands, responsibilities, expectations, new roles to play, and new goals to achieve.
– Nana Kwabena F. Ashanti
ALOP Wedding Services begins with a series of premarital counseling sessions designed to prepare the future family with the essential tools for a successful relationship and longevity as a divine union. Together we will build and fortify the sacred traditional bond that reconnects the spirit of two individuals. Seeking spiritual harmony lays the foundation for a committed and rewarding relationship for the rest of your life and your love for each other will be remembered for generations to come. The 12 sessions include:
- Life Purpose Building
- A Renewable Concept of Love
- Commitment and The Decision to Marry
- Honoring the Physical Bodies
- Developing the Spirit
- The 6 Forms of Successful Communication
- Children As the Rewards of Life
- Constant Planning
- Whole Family Finances
- Living a Healthy Disease Free Lifestyle
- Holistic Sexuality
- The Tough Questions
The sessions can be accomplishes in 12 weeks or 6-12 months.
The Nu African Ceremony based on the traditions of West Africa opens with the community drum call and libation. Highlights of the ceremony include the Wedding Party Processional led by dancers (dancers are optional), The Community Vows, Family Gift Presentations, Ceremony of the Elements, Divine Union Vows and Consecrations. This format can be applied to weddings of all sizes, from a small family private ceremony to a very large community event.
The Kemetic Ceremony based on the traditions of ancient North East Africa is a journey through the spiritual principle of the Ntru (divine beings) that will govern the commitment of the families in the sacred union. Each ceremony is uniquely based on the dominant spiritual reflections of each couple. However, standard to each ceremony are Proverbial Readings, Commitment Vows, Sacred Anointings, Community Gifting and The Chant and Dance of the Ntru.
All weddings are performed by licensed ministers and priests for legal filings or if a strictly spiritual union is desired with public ceremony, that is acceptable as well. To request your complimentary initial consultation for counseling and wedding preparations, Contact Us.