My vow to him: His vow to me:
To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
I think about these vows and realize as I spoke them over 15 years ago that I didn’t truly understand the commitment I was making. So many of us who are in love, rush to marry and don’t take the time to seek counseling or explore one another’s values and commitment to the future. Thus, unequally yoked marriages are born.
Although my husband and I spoke these words and may not have understood the full responsibility of them on our wedding day, we have always taken them to heart. It is our intention to honor every vow till death do us part.
As we enter into our sixteenth year together we have recognize we are growing older together. This has actually been a charming and wonderful experience for us. We both need reading glasses now. Just today I was covertly watching my guy as he was reading something on the computer. He was wearing his “specks.” I thought he looked, too cute!
I have discovered these vows are indeed sacred. I know, without a single doubt, he will be there for me when my chest droops and my hair falls out. I will be there for him when he turns gray and flabby. If we lost all of our earthly possessions tomorrow but still have each other, it would not matter. I say this with complete sincerity and faith. I say this because I believe in God and He shepherds our marriage.
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
Our wedding vows become more precious every single year. Be blessed, Lynn
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