Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wedding Vows

Not very often do I swear (or make an oath). Perhaps my first was when I was confirmed in 1971. Then when I married in 1980. Later still when our daughters were baptised. I've never been on the witness stand, but I have been sworn in as a juror. At any rate, today I'm posting wedding vows: ones similar to what I expect DD#2 to make on August 30, 2008, deo volente.

Some people write their own. Ours were taken from the Book of Church Order (PCA). It's good to re-read these from time to time.

D-, wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband, to live with him after God's commandments in the holy estate of marriage? And wilt thou love him, cherish and obey him, so long as ye both shall live?

I, D, take, thee, K, to be my wedded husband, and I do promise and covenant before God and these witnesses to be thy loving and faithful wife in sickness and in health, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, as long as we both shall live.

There was a *short* sermon based on 1 Peter 3:1-7 at our ceremony years ago.

What do you remember about your wedding ceremony?


  1. I remember that our sermon was on 1 Corinthians 13. Dh told me later that he had always wanted his wedding sermon to be on that passage but had never told anyone. How providential!

  2. Your daughter is getting married?? How wonderful!

    I remember that we had to kneel to say the Lord's Prayer (this was in a Lutheran church) and I did not know the Lord's Prayer (we were not Christians)! Somehow, I must have blanked out at the rehearsal--my husband says that the pastor just said, "And at this point, you'll kneel and we'll all say the Lord's Prayer...," but I apparently didn't pay any attention. We are very thankful that we were married in a church, despite being pagans, and despite it being 1981 when many people were marrying out at the beach (we lived in so. Calif.) with their own weird vows.