Thursday, June 7, 2007

Adios, blog! ...for a week.

Well, tomorrow begins the wedding festivities, so I will leave this blog with a copy of our vows, to be said on Saturday evening, under the cover of Heaven above. We drew inspiration from Peter and Kelly Bradrick's vows, which were amazing beautiful.

GROOM

I, Colin, covenant before God and man, to you Lauren Christine to
be your loving husband, and to lead you, to protect you, and provide for you in devotion to the Lord.

I vow to love you as my wife as Christ loved the church, to lay down my life for you, to wash you with the water of the word, to love you as my own body and to nourish and cherish you as the Lord does the church; to render unto you the affection due you, knowing that I do not have authority over my own body but you do, to dwell with you according to knowledge, giving honor unto you and living together with you as heirs together of the grace of life.

You alone will be my delight as the wife of my youth where divorce is neither a threat nor an option. I will fight for you and for our family. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow; in times of failure and in times of triumph till death do us part. I pledge to you my life as a loyal and faithful husband.

BRIDE

I, Lauren Christine, covenant before God and man, to you Colin, to be your loving wife, and to obey you, be faithful unto you, and care for you in devotion to the Lord.
Just as the Church is subject to Christ in all things, so will I be unto you in everything. I will live first for God, and then for you. I vow to always build up our household and seek to crown you by nobility in my character. I will discretely and chastely keep our home, working with eager hands, and always seeking to bring you good, not harm, all the days of my life.
If the Lord so chooses to bless us, it will be my delight to be the fruitful bearer of your children, and I will help you teach them the commandments of the Lord as we talk of them in our house, as we walk by the way, when we lie down, and when we rise up. Wherever you go, I will go. I will not separate myself from you. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge, your people will be my people, and your God, my God. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph, till death do us part. I pledge to you my life as your loyal, obedient, and faithful wife.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

What lovely vows! I'm so excited for you and I don't even know you. :)
Jenny
(aka jennyven from S&S)

Rebecca said...

Happy Wedding Day!!!!!!

Rebecca (Flowershopgirl from S&S)

Anna said...

Oh...wedding vows always make me cry. Thanks for posting yours; I love the quotation from Ruth. God bless you and your husband!

Anna (also from S&S!)

Serena said...

May God richly bless your marriage!

(QueenOrual from S&S)
(apparently we're all rather fond of you!)

Rachelle said...

What beautiful vows! Thank you for sharing them. :)

 

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