When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust
We all have our own ways of committing and expressing our love for one another. Not necessarily do we all want to follow the legal path.
Committing yourself to the one you love doesn't have to come in the form of a wedding or marriage. It's about your personal dedication and expression to one another.
A Commitment Ceremony can also be a wonderful way to heal and rebuild any relationship. For example, following years of unforgiving feuds with a family member or friend, and you wish to come back to one another, recommit to them and re-bind your love. Perhaps you've connected with a long lost friend or family member and you want to unite yourselves as a newly formed bond. Or, you've experienced a traumatic time or illness and want to reaffirm your love for life; this is a beautiful way to express yourself and share it with the ones you love.
This ceremony can be as intimate or as public as you wish. If it's just the two of you affirming your love and promises to one another and your future together, so be it.