I will be a strong spiritual leader

I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life,
for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows,
until death do we part. I give you all that I have myself and my love.
All these things I pledge to thee in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With this ring I seal my vow of love to you and pray I may fulfill God's place in our home,
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


  • cultural difference

    Where I come from, I am the spiritual leader...It is the role of the woman and man, equally, to provide a quality lifestyle...Being Indigenous, I believe that it is my job to lead my fiance with the gods of my people...everyone needs to remember, not everyone has the same god or the same creation story...my people believe we come from dirt, mud, clay, and we were pulled from a tree...so, in short, everyone has a god that they believe in

    roz 2012-05-18

  • Total Ignorance

    I used to view marriage in the same way as Ryan, Amelia, and Tess. To me, God was not as important as my future wife. And yes, I too called myself a Christian...more as an accessory to my life.
    God does say that the man is the spiritual leader of the household...not a tyrant or dictator, but more of the backbone behind spiritual topics. It doesn't say that the wife cannot lead in faith as well, but you always need to put God first, having undoubted faith in His perfect word and living it out. Sure, we are all equal, for the most part, but God has designed us each with our own "perks". So, it is not "sexist" to follow the ways of our God, He doesn't play favorites. Future wives, "submit" does NOT mean go against the word of God for the word of your husband.
    Christianity is a close, real, never-ending relationship with the God who loves us, who gave everything to be with us. He left his throne and felt pain for the first time, experienced death just to know us. He wants to know you, Amelia, Tess, and Ryan. He knows the perfect marriage, He created it. If you believe that marriage is just a love thing, or just a legal thing, fine, but if you believe that the joining of two beings is a God thing, then please, do your marriage a favor and get educated.

    Nicholas 2011-08-25

  • Eeesch

    Browsing through here while trying to write my own vow, I literally physically cringed when I read this one. I don't much care what you folks claim god wants; my heart tells me marriage should be a partnership, a bond of mutual love, respect, and equality. And though I believe in god, I will trust what my heart tells me over what some other person claims god told them, 100% of the time.

    Ryan 2009-06-20

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