Weddings, vows, our times

Al Mohler at Southern takes a look at trends in modern wedding vows, By Their Vows You Shall Know Them. We attended a wedding this past weekend in which the couple used the vows we wrote for our own ceremony, in fact, requesting them by our name. We were flattered, honored, and again challenged to depend on Him to help us keep them. Thanks Sander and Whitney. For the record, here are our vows.

I, Thomas, receive you Rachel as my wife
before God who brought us together.
Above all, I promise to follow our LORD, Jesus Christ.
I promise to be faithful to you and to never divorce you.
To honor you as a fellow heir of the grace of life
to love and cherish you
as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her.
I promise to lead you as I am lead by the Holy Spirit,
to share all of life’s experiences with you
as we follow God through them
until He takes me home.
That by His grace
we may grow in the likeness of Christ
and that our family may please and glorify Him.

I, Rachel, receive you Thomas as my husband
before God who brought us together.
Above all, I promise to follow our LORD, Jesus Christ.
I promise to be faithful to you and to never divorce you.
To honor you as a fellow heir of the grace of life
I promise to submit to you as I submit to the LORD,
to share all of life’s experiences with you
as we follow God through them
until He takes me home.
That by His grace
we may grow in the likeness of Christ
and that our family may please and glorify Him.

2 Responses to “Weddings, vows, our times”

  1. brian vu says:

    Did you know that some South Koreans just cloned a dog?

  2. bethany says:

    these are really beautiful…and who knew the “family” part come into play so soon?! love you guys :)