Ben and nicole met in college. They started dating and now engaged to be married. They were now planing there wedding.
“So i wanted our wedding to be unique. ” nicole said. “What did you have in mind? ” ben asked. “Well, how about we wash eachorther’s feet? It was done at my cousign’s wedding. It was realy nice.” she remarked.
“A foot washing ceremony? ” he aaked. “I take it you have some concerns about doing this?” she asked.”i have to be honest, i do some concerns. ” he said.
“What are your concerns? ” she asked.”foot washing has been overblown. It is only mentioned once in scripture. The emphises was on service. Not the foot washing itself. There is no bases in scripture for a bride and groom to wash foot washing during a wedding ceremony. There is no example of husband and wife wasing eachothers feet in scripture. It is really weird. ” he said.
“Why is it weird? ” she asked. “Nicky i understand that it is scriptural. It waa to ilistrate self sacrificing even degrading service. It is picturing love in service. It is not an ordienence. It is not a rituel to be practiced. Manny denominations pratice this as a rituel. Some elivated it to the level of communion and baptism and i honestly dont see it. ” he told her.
“This is not ment to be endorsing a denomination or set of doctrines. I just thought that it would be a nice thing. It would be something different. Something that would be forgotten. ” she remarked.
He was realy not sure about the idea. He really did not like the idea. He really hoped that she would abandon this idea. He did not bring it up again. He was hoping that the idea would just be discarded and foregotten.
That did not happen. She did not just forget about her idea. She did want to do it. She hopped that he would go along with the idea. She hoped that he would change his mind and endorse the idea.
Despite his discomfort, she continued to bring it up. She continued to talk to him about it. She tried to get him to change his mind. She tried to get him to conscent to it.
He got werry. He wished that she would drop it as an issue. It is clear that she would not. She did not back off but continued to try to convince him to adopt her idea.
The date of the wedding got closer. There needed to be a final decisions.” so. Final verdict, yey or nay on foot washing?” ” she asked.
“Oh that? I realy dont want to. How much are you opposed to this idea?” she asked. “I am prety opposed to the idea. ” he answered. ” i figured that that was the case. ” she said.
“I am not sure that the pastor will go along with the idea. Foot washing is associated with culte or churches and or denominations that are near the fringe of Christianity. ” he told her.
“I know. I think you might be able to presude him. You can be vary persuasive when you want to be. If you want to be. ” she told him.
He chuckled. “I will talk to the pastor about it. He will have the final authority. Alright? ” he asked. She agreed.
He discussed things with the pastor. It took a little bit of discussion between the two. The pastor did over time agree to allow the foot washing procedure to be a part of the wedding.
While ben was looking forward to the wedding. He was not looking to the foot washing part of the ceremony. It was really odd. He wanted it over. He hoped it would pass by quickly.then he could enjoy the rest of the cerimony.
He would usualy ware dress shoes to a wedding. He wore sandles. He did not like the fact that the foot washing seemed to be a central part of the cerimony. He perfered it to be a part not the part. That did not seem to be what was happening.
She wore wore sandles. The wedding cerimony began as weding ceremonies usualy did. Then the time for the foot washing came. The pastor explaned foot washing. He referenced the event from the last supper.
He offered to wash her feet first. He felt that it was quite syimbol for the leader to serve first. It was his suggestion. She loved that he had sugested that.
She sat down near the bucket. He removed her sandles. He took water and washed her feet. He dried it. It was the first time he had ever touched his feet. It was quite a feeling.
For some reason he started to be a bitt aroused. He thought to himaelf oh no! Go away.
What he did not know was that she felt the same way. Feeling him touched her feet was a bit erotic. She too fought it. She did not want anything to undo the soberness of the event.
Then they switched roles. He sat down. While she removed his sandle.she washed his feet. Then dried it.
The reaction to the foot washing was mixed. Some thought that it was beautiful. Others thought it was q bit bizare. Othera refered to it as “certainly different ”
Despite his objection he liked it. He discovered he might like feet. He might have a bit of a foot fetish.she secrerly knew she alrwady did. They did discus there being turned on. They never told anyone. This waa between them. On ocasion they repeated the foot washing at home.
I am not sure how i feel aboit footwashing.
I dont know that in real life a Baptist minister would allow foot washing at a wedding.