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(These vows can be substituted in any of the Lasting Vow Ceremonies)

#1 In the Name of God, I _____ take you, _____ to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

#2 I,_____, take you, _____,to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

#3 I betroth you to me forever, I betroth you to me with steadfast love and compassion, I betroth you to me in faithfulness.

#4 I commit my life to our partnership in marriage. I promise to comfort you, to encourage you in all walks of life. I promise to express my thoughts and emotions to you, and to listen to you in times of joy and in times of sorrow. _____, I love you, and you are my closest friend. Will you let me share my life and all that I am with you?

#5 _____, I promise to give you my love, to accept and cherish your love, to help you when you need me, I promise to be your faithful wife/husband in joy and in sorrow, and in sickness and in health.

#6 I promise to be your lover, companion and friend, Your partner in parenthood, Your ally in conflict, Your greatest fan and your toughest adversary. Your comrade in adventure, Your student and your teacher, Your consolation in disappointment, Your accomplice in mischief, Your strength in your need and Vulnerable to you in my own, And most of all, Your associate in the search for enlightenment.

#7 I promise you_____, that I will be your loving and loyal husband/wife from now on and I will share with you all of life's joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until death parts us.

#8 I,_____, take you,_____, just as you are, above all others, to share my life.

#9 I,_____, accept you,_____ as my wedded partner to love, respect, and cherish. I promise to listen to you and encourage open and honest communication. When you need strength, I will offer mine. When you need words of encouragement, I will listen and provide support. When you need solace and comfort and the silent speech of love, I will understand. I place you in my heart today before all others, and I pledge to work from this hour forward to make our marriage a sound a challenging one.

#10 I believe in you, in myself, and in us. I believe there is room in this love for both growth and solidity, both commitment and excitement, both spontaneity and trust. I believe there is opportunity for a continuous, challenging life together. I believe I have much to learn about life and about myself, and that, with you, we will come across new lessons, new challenges, and new ideas in all the days to come. I, _____, give myself to you as your partner.

#11 If you fly to the fartherest reaches of your dreams, I will fly with you. If you walk among the obstacles of the earth, I will walk with you. And should you stumble, I will hold out my hand to you, remembering our love and the promise it holds to renew and begin again. I may fly, or walk, or stumble, or stand certain of nothing but our love in the days to come...but I will not be alone in my journey, and I will not fail to be there for you. This, I, _____, pledge to you, _____ from this day forward.

#12 You once asked me how much I loved you. I should have pointed to the skies, or the sea, or some endless and immeasurable thing. All I had were words, and they were incapable of reflecting forms that had no end. Today I answer you with a deed that expresses not only what I think, but also who I am. I,_____, offer you, _____, my life as your wife/husband. I will never forsake you; I will spend all the days to come by your side. Let us spend our lives together leaving behind limited words. Join me instead in sharing our immeasurable love.

#13 How can I love you more? I can honor, respect, and remain loyal to you forever. Accordingly, on this our wedding day, I, _____ pledge the eternity of our union to you, _____, to our friends and family, and to God. Let us spend our lives together as husband and wife.

#14 There was a time when I spoke to God of my need for a partner in life, a person who also walked in His grace and abided by His laws. God heard my voice and in time saw fit to bring you to my side. Today, I, _____, offer myself to you, _____, as your husband/wife. May God bless our union as He has blessed our meeting.

#15 I, _____, have been blessed to share in your love, _____. I will be kind and gentle, strong and forgiving. I will strive to be fair and honest, wise and true. May God always keep us and watch over our home.

#16 There is no comprehension that surpasses our understanding of each other; there is no person, precondition, or approval I value more that our love; there is no obstacle I would not overcome to reach you. I give myself, without reservation, to our union. I, _____, welcome you, _____, as my partner in life. May our love forever keep us strong.

#17 My commitment is always to be there when you need me. I will comfort you and offer you the best person I know how to be from this day forward. Before these witnesses, freely and openly, I _____, give myself to you, _____.

#18 Remembering your ideals and ambitions, encouraging your freedom to grow, and remembering always that the most important lessons are to be learned from one another, I, _____, receive you _____, as my wedding partner. You made me a believer; believe with me in the promise of our love.

#19 I, _____, being of sound mind and true spirit, vow to follow the guidance of my heart, the dictates of our commitment, and the direction of our Lord as your husband/wife. Strong in my belief in you and confident in the lasting power of our love, I pledge to keep our partnership true. All that I am, I give to you.

#20 I, _____, receive you, _____, as my husband/wife. May we love one another with constancy, live joyously, laugh freely, and support our marriage through the trials and triumphs to come.

#21 I, _____, accept you, _____, as a gift from our Heavenly Father; a gift more precious than any worldly possession. I pledge my devotion to you, second only to God; to respect and love you as commanded by Him. I vow to submit myself to you, to meet your ever changing needs, seek your approval, pursue your admiration, and to never withhold myself from you, just as God intended. Together, we will seek continual spiritual growth and common goals; placing this union above other priorities, that no earthly commodity may be of greater importance, than that which God has brought together.

#22 Engagement Ring:  This ring is a symbol of promise and intention.  Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled.  Take this ring and place it on _________ finger over the wedding band to symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect and sustain your marriage.