“Our Wedding Vows”
By Nick and Allison
October 5, 2003
I, Nick, receive you, Allison as my wife. Having been chosen by God to be your husband, I commit to love you faithfully, passionately, and self-sacrificially just as Christ has loved us, with all humility and tenderness. I resolve to be a man of God’s word with holy affections, and to devote myself to prayer and fasting on your behalf. I dedicate my life to leading us under the lordship of Christ, in a manner worthy of the calling we have received.
I promise to be your best friend. I promise to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. I promise to laugh with you in times of joy. I promise to comfort you, hold you, and dry your tears when trials come. I promise to protect you in times of peril. I promise to provide for you from the bounty the Lord has graciously given to us. I promise to wear you proudly as the beautiful crown that you are all the days of my life.
It is the desire of my heart to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. May our marriage bring honor and fame to His name. I pledge my whole self – my spirit, soul, mind and body – to you this day, until we hear the trumpet sound and see King Jesus face to face.
I, Allison, receive you, Nick, as my husband. Having been chosen by God to be your wife, I commit to love you faithfully and passionately just as Christ has loved us, with all humility and tenderness. I dedicate my life to following your lead under the lordship of Christ, in a manner worthy of the calling we have received.
I promise to be your best friend. I promise to walk beside you faithfully in all seasons of life together. I promise to laugh with you in times of rejoicing. I promise to encourage and support you daily. I promise to grieve with you in times of sorrow. I promise to serve alongside you always.
I promise to remind you that the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life. I promise to raise our family lovingly by being a woman undergirded in prayer, anchored in the Word and led by the Spirit. I promise to hold you in the highest esteem, striving always to be clothed in strength and dignity that I may be a godly wife and mother.
May our marriage bring honor and fame to His name. I pledge my whole self – my spirit, soul, mind and body – to you this day, until we hear the trumpet sound and see King Jesus face to face.
My husband and I considered ourselves Christians when we were married in 1991. Several years later we realized that as we may have been called we have not been converted at the time of our marriage. By the way we were married in the church and underwent marriage counseling etc.
Upon requesting membership in our first church after seminary we expressed this to the elders and were allowed to hold a covenant renewal ceremony. Below are our vows…..
Greg: When our Saviour spoke of marriage, he referred to the beginning when man was alone. After pronouncing creation”good” and “very good” He declared it was “not good” for man to be alone.
This now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. You shall be called woman as you were taken from me.
Cindy: And so causing a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, He drew woman from his side.
Greg: As you stand by my side. Stand under my arm where I will shelter and protect you for all times.
Cindy: Having been made from your side I willingly step in beside you. Becoming your completer and helper suitable. Knowing we both stand before God equal in our salvation, through the Grace of Our Lord Jesus. I fully and willingly acknowledge and accept my unique role as ordained by our Lord. Greg, in my role as your wifeand help mate, I will submit to you with constant and abiding faith that you will seek nothing that may bring me harm. Knowing that the Lord equips us as needed and that His timing is always perfect. I will strive to become a wife of noble character, fearing the Lord and labouring as the Lord leads. At all times maintaining a peaceful home for our family. My beloved I seek to Glorify God through my role as your wife that we may enjoy Him and His abundant blessings all our lives.
Greg: Cindy, In my role as head of the family, I will love you as our Saviour Jesus Christ loves the Church, I will provide for you, protect you, nuture you, teach you and lead you… and if need be give my life for you.
You are more valuable than precious stones or any amount of money. I trust you and praise you for your love and faithfulness.
Sorry I know this is a long comment, but I believe it is necessary for prospective couples to clearly understand their roles as man and wife.