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Marriage and Wedding Vows with a Promise of Love

Updated on December 5, 2012
Wedding Day
Wedding Day

Traditional Vows

Traditional marriage vows promise to love, honor, and cherish until death do us part. Are you searching for those right words to say on your wedding day? In love and marriage, the declaration to honor and cherish speaks of authority. It is a declaration of love. Writing your own marriage vows have become a common practice today.

Sample wedding vows can be found in poems, in songs, and all across the Internet.

Have you already made the commitment in marriage? Perhaps you are getting ready to renew those marriage vows? In any of these situations, marriage vows are to be taken seriously. A person who values the marriage vow is making a dynamic promise.

Traditional wedding vows are well known and the majority of people have spoken these all familiar marriage vows.

I, give you this ring to be my lawfully wedded spouse, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live.

Sound familiar? Simple and profound yet especially true. Love makes us feel good. We expect great things out of love and while in love.

Starting at the top of the list, marriage vows compliment the promise of love.

A Promise of Love

Making a promise is also making a commitment.

With all the best intentions, falling in love and taking it seriously enough to get married does not guarantee success.

A person needs to go into marriage with their eyes wide open. With all the dreams of a better future, sometimes marriage seems to be the ultimate victor in winning your true Love's heart.

Lyrics are created around love. Songs are sung about love and poems are written about love.

Marriage vows written out of love inspire one another. Complimenting their love they are promising forever in each other's eyes.

What Love Really Means

Writing a Marriage Vow

Renewing marriage vows are done to reinstate and declare the love between two people.

There are multiple reasons couples renew their wedding vows. For whatever reason, couples want to declare or reinstate the love they have shared over time.

A marriage vow can consist of a poem, a lyric, personal thoughts, or heartfelt compliments.

Finding the right words to say may be difficult for some. Unable to express into words the overflowing of love they feel in their heart, couples turn to outside help. Writing a marriage vow takes some thought and sometimes the pressure to make it sound perfect can be overwhelming.

To write a poem from the heart takes a little imagination, a little inspiration, and maybe some encouragement.

Think of all the love songs that are inspired and shared between people in love. Many couples pick out "their song" and claim it as their own. The one song that means something and makes their union special. If you don't have a song, I recommend finding one. When you need a little inspiration in writing the words for the one you love, having your song can create more meaning to those unscripted vows.

Sample Wedding Vows

To get ideas and to get started, here are a sampling of wedding vows for the couple about to get married, or renew their wedding vows.

I, take you for my beautiful spouse, to love and cherish, always and forever. You have made a real difference in my life, you have given me hope when I needed it most. You have loved me and in return I promise to love you -- during all our days together, forever and ever, amen.

I am honored to accept this ring in marriage. When I met you, I never dreamt I would be standing here today with a heart so full of love. You made my life greater than I ever expected. You turned my wishes into dreams, you believed in me with an unconditional love, and something I never encountered before, for you have enriched my life. I am blessed to have you in my life and I will cherish -- and love you --- forever.

I, take you, in marriage. I promise to love you, and treasure you in all of our days together. You are more beautiful today than the day I met you. Your love has shined a vibrant light into my life. Having you as my husband/wife is the wish I always wanted. You have made me happier than I could ever have asked. I take this ring as a symbol of our love together -- for you have made me the richest man/woman on this planet.

Like the sands of time, our love is grains that sift through the ages. Entangled like a vine, we are wrapped around our love. With sweet tender kisses our lives have been touched by pure love. I am honored to be your wife/husband.

These are inspirations written and expressed for any couple. Share them, add to them, use them for your wedding day. May God bless you and keep you, as you share your marriage vows with one another.

Happy Wedding Day!

Christian Marriage Vows

Biblical wedding vows can be found in the following passages:

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Read more in Genesis 2:18-24 (NIV)

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." Read more in Matthew 19:4-6 (NIV)

"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10 (NIV)

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

One of the greatest passages of love found in the Bible is in the following chapter, 1 Corinthians 13


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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Marriage is supposed to be a happy union and vows are supposed to depict that but how sad it turns out to be when love is no more. I enjoyed reading, voted up, useful and more.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      I agree, marriage vows speak of the love you share.

      They are like works of poetry.

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      Sima Ballinger 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Vows are extremely important in marriage. You did a wonderful job explaining the different kinds of vows and scripture to support, which is what I really enjoyed. Vows remind you of the commitment you made.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago from Mumbai

      Simply wonderful !!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you DeBorrah. This is encouraging for me.

      God Bless You.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      FaithDream, I Have added a link to this hub on my "How Do I Love Thee" premarital series! Again great job and thank you for sharing! God Bless You!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you DeBorrah, I appreciate your thoughtful comments.

      God Bless you.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      FaithDream! Great job! Absolutely Beautiful! You have wonderfully expressed the significant importance of wedding vows! They are so much more than mere words!

      As you so marvelously stated:"Marriage vows written out of love inspire one another. Complimenting their love they are promising forever in each other's eyes." Amen! May we continue to encourage others to preserve the sanctity of marriage God's Way!

      Thank You for sharing, In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks for your kind words. I must have missed these comments since I'm a little behind in responding.

      Congrats Minstrel for the renewal of vows for your in-laws... 50 years that is wonderful.

      Thanks cogerson, appreciate the comments and congrats too.

      Thank you Rebecca, appreciate you sharing your comments and encouragement.

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      Rebecca E. 

      7 years ago from Canada

      well written and well done hub, great work, voted up.

    • Cogerson profile image


      7 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub...with some very valuable wife have renewed her vows....and I recommend it to everyone..voted up

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      The Minstrel 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      Very informative hub. Thank you. I am doing a renewal of marriage vows for my in-laws 50th anniversary.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you crystolite for sharing your thoughts..always encouraging.

      Thank you Spirit Whisperer for sharing your comments and appreciation.. always inspiring.

      Thank you Earth Angel for sharing your comments and giving us some further thoughts on advanced wedding planning... with much blessing.

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      Earth Angel 

      7 years ago

      What a beautiful and timely Hub FaithDream! Thank you for sharing! I am actually performing a wedding this weekend for a delightful couple who wrote their own beautiful vows! Each wedding I perform I have written the ceremony part uniquely for them! We spend months in advance talking about marriage so the actual ceremony genuinely reflects their love, hopes, dreams, etc.! Thank you for sharing! Blessings always, Reverend EarthAngel!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      A great hub and the best way for me to demonstrate my appreciation is to share this clip with you:

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      7 years ago from Houston TX

      Interesting article that i read many times because i love the information it carries.

    • FaithDream profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks revmjm. I appreciate you sharing your comments here. Performing wedding ceremonies can certainly be enlightening. To see the love between couples getting married is simply refreshing. I've attended numerous weddings and I love watching how couples create this moment of time.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      7 years ago from Richmond, VA

      You have done a great job explaining and comparing the wedding vows. I have performed many weddings. Even though the vows had the same concept, many of them were different to fit the personalities and wishes of the couple. Thanks for sharing this information with us.


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