old promises

When we wake up Tuesday morning, Nancy and I will say, “Wow. It doesn’t seem like 30 years since we made those promises.”

Jon, will you have Nancy as your wife, to live together in the covenant of faith, hope, and love according to the intention of God for your lives together in Jesus Christ? Will you listen to her inmost thoughts, be considerate and tender in your care for her, and stand by her faithfully in sickness and in health, and preferring her above all others, accept full responsibility for her every necessity as long as you both shall live?

Nancy, will you have Jon as your husband, to live together in the covenant of faith, hope, and love according to the intention of God for your lives together in Jesus Christ? Will you listen to his inmost thoughts,  be considerate and helpful in your support of him, and stand by him faithfully in sickness and in health, and preferring him above all others, accept full responsibility for her every necessity as long as you both shall live?

Having stated your intentions, I now ask you to make a further commitment to each other.

I, Jon, take you, Nancy, to be my wedded wife, 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 understand, till death shall part us, according to the design of God in creation and commit myself completely to you.

I, Nancy, take you, Jon, to be my wedded 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 understand, till death shall part us, according to the design of God in creation and commit myself completely to you.

And then we’ll say, “I love you.” And then we’ll go for a walk. Because that’s how we got to 30 years. Day by day. Step by step. No matter what. Together. 

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4 thoughts on “old promises

  1. Scott Brune

    Congratulations on a long walk in the same direction! We will celebrate 30 years of marriage also this September, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend 30 years.

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