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Sample Vows: Marc and Julie

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

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

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Receiving the Vows

by admin on June 13, 2013 in Relationship, Rings, Vows with No Comments

Receiving love from someone, even in moments when you don’t want to, is a strong statement of trust, humility, and gratitude. Receiving your spouse’s promise to love faithfully, especially in moments where you might not clearly see it acted on, is an even stronger statement of faith in God to uphold the promise in all circumstances.

With both the wedding vows and the ring vows, consider taking the time in your ceremony to acknowledge and receive the commitment your spouse is making to you. You can add a spoken acknowledgment that your guests can hear or you can make it a private look in each other’s eyes or a squeeze of your hands that is just between the two of you in order to say, “Yes, I receive your promise for our marriage.”

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

For Better AND for Worse

by admin on November 1, 2012 in Vows with No Comments

One of the most tragic language errors I have ever heard is using “for better or for worse” in wedding vows. The word or means one or the other, not both. Committing to marriage “for better” is easy, so naturally, that would be the one a bride and groom would choose to fulfill if they are vowing for better or for worse.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Cultural Wedding Traditions

by admin on July 12, 2012 in Ceremony Traditions, Family, Reception Traditions, Vows with No Comments

I love ethnic weddings!  Seeing the bride’s and/or groom’s cultural traditions displayed through her and/or his music, attire, ceremony, food, or dancing is an extremely tangible demonstration of keeping a wedding in the personality of the bride and groom.  I truly believe those are the best weddings. I was at a wedding where the bride’s…continued here

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Receiving Your Spouse

“Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” was a way of saying, you were made for me. I desire you as my companion. I am in awe of God’s perfect creation, perfectly created for me. My loneliness pales in your presence. You fill my heart in a way that no other creature does. You are set apart from all the others.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

How To Write Your Own Vows

by admin on August 12, 2011 in Vows with 5 Comments

Start in Scripture and speak to God’s design for marriage. Those are promises worth vowing and keeping, no matter the cost. Next, think back to your pre-marital counseling sessions where you heard your fiancé’s dreams and fears for marriage. Speak to those in a way that respects his private thoughts as you publicly vow, but that shows him you have deeply considered all those aspects of marriage that are vital to him.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Sample Wedding Vows: Traditional (Alternatives)

by admin on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized, Vows with 1 Comment

Vows capture the essence of marriage as a covenant relationship.  What I love about the traditional vows below is how marriage is put in the context of the Kingdom. It’s not simply an insulated relationship between the two of you.  Husband and wife are meant to pour into each other, yes, but they are also meant to pour…continued here

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