The Sweet Christian Bride

Sample Vows: Marc and Julie

by admin on July 4, 2013 in Vows with No Comments

Reading other people’s vows can help you put words to the thoughts you are trying to convey in your own.  Here are the vows from bride, Julie, and her groom, Marc.

JULIE TO MARC:

“Marc, my love, I stand before God and these witnesses as I confess my love and the promises I give to you.  I love you Marc Davies.  I love the way you put Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior 1st in your life and how you model that in your actions and in your words.  I love your servant heart and the way you give generously when someone is in need.  I love the way you pray for me and with me and always remind me to stop and pray when I start to stress and have a ‘Julie’ moment.  I love your patience and gentleness.  I love the way you calm me in a storm.  I love that you have a heart of gold and treat me like a princess.  I love that you accept me for all of me and always see past my mistakes to see my heart.  I love that I feel secure and safe with you and trust that you will never leave me no matter what I do or say.  I love the gifts you give me and the surprises that always await as you smile sweetly in your selfless nature.  I love the way you lead me and help me to be the woman I desire to be and you encourage me to be stronger than I ever thought I could be.  I love that you bring out the best in me.  I love that you are my best friend, my companion, and my teammate.  I love that you are a man of your word.  I love that you always come to my rescue when I need you by my side.  I love that you support me through the joyous days and also the darkest days.  I love that you are strong when I am weak.  I love how you take care of me and are gifted at many things that I myself struggle with.  I love how you look at life.  I love that you bear the fruits of the spirit.  I love that you are ‘NEAT.’  I love the way you love me.  I love that you want to be my husband and choose me as your wife for a lifetime.  I love you ‘like no other.’  These are just a few of the qualities I love about you, but there are millions more that words could not do justice.  My love for you is beyond words. 

I love you, Marc, and I know that there will be times when I fail you, disappoint you, and hurt you, so I will need your grace and forgiveness throughout our marriage.  I promise to always work towards loving you more and helping you to feel like a man.  I promise to be faithful, loyal, and committed to you always.  I promise to be your helper and supporter.  I promise to build you up and encourage you.  I promise to stand by you with all the decisions you make.  I promise you that I will take care of you and nurture you when you are sick or down.  I promise to care about the things that are important to you.  I promise that I will try to never go to bed angry.  I promise to show you love and to say “I love you” daily.  I promise to keep God at the center of our marriage.  I promise that I will always be open and honest with you about my inner thoughts and feelings.  I promise that I will try to always be gentle and patient with you.  I promise to always put energy, effort, and adventure into this marriage.  I promise that I will try to always see you and love you as God sees you and loves you.  I promise that I will never give up on you or this marriage.  I promise you that I will hold your hand through the good days, the bad days, and even the ugly days.  I promise you this, my love.” 

MARC TO JULIE:

 “Beautiful Julie, I love no one on this earth more than you.  You have surpassed everyone I have ever known in strength, beauty, and love.  You match me in power and passion and are my soul’s perfect companion.  I am overwhelmed with one look of your eyes.  You bring out the best in me.  You reveal Christ to me through your love.  Your heart is pure.  You are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.  You are gentle, sweet, fun, goofy, talented, and gifted.  You are smarter than you think, wiser than you know, and more beautiful than I could unveil in forty thousand lifetimes.

From this moment on I have two main purposes for my life: To serve the LORD Jesus Christ with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to present you to him at the end of your life without stain, wrinkle, or blemish.  To accomplish this I promise to pray with you daily, to surrender my life and my selfishness to you more and more everyday, to listen and really understand what you are saying, to fill your life with fun and excitement, to work hard to provide everything you need, and to never leave you.  All these are impossible without the help of God.  With his guidance, your life will be extraordinary.  To have you as my wife is a blessing beyond measure.  I am honored to be your husband.”


Article originally published on April 29, 2011.

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