Would a religious commitment ceremony be accepted in God's eyes? Giving yourself before God just no legal paperwork?
While God established marriage (Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6), society regulates marriage through its government.
As state governments regulate marriage through the issuance of marriage licenses, we render obedience to the government (Romans 13:1-7) by obtaining marriage licenses. A “religious commitment ceremony” needs the accompanying legal documentation required by our government.