Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Last night my wife and I renewed our wedding vows in front of many, many friends old and new. 1
Today is the first day of our second twenty-five years and my first day with my new vows in place.
What did I promise?
This is what I said:
Twenty-five years ago I repeated traditional vows that I hoped to keep:
I, Scott, take you Amy, to be my wife
To have and to hold
From this day forward
For better, or for worse
For richer or for poorer
In sickness and in health
To love and to cherish until we are parted by death
As God is my witness,
I give you my promise
Thus far, and as long as I’m alive I hope I keep those vows.
Then fifteen years ago we wrote together and said together these:
1. We share a commitment to Jesus Christ as our primary authority and higher power. God helps us to be less selfish.
2. We pray regularly together and separately for each other.
3. We made a “for better or worse” commitment to each other, not only to the marriage certificate.
4. We are committed to following family goals and rules.
5. We are committed to quantity and quality time together.
6. No one comes between us, not even our kids.
7. We help each other to be the very best person that they can be, sometimes at the expense of our own selfish preferences.
8. We have clear responsibilities and help the other out when they need help.
9. When we are angry we try to resolve it within a day. No more than two.
Those vows we more specific, and harder to keep, but most days I did okay. Most days you did great.
Today, we’re reading our own vows.
It’s funny, but you, more than anyone know the danger of me being unsupervised.
But, here you are.
Amy as you know, the Bible contains a book of romantic love poems called the Song of Songs.
In chapter 8:6-7 (The Message Translation) it says this:
“Love is invincible facing danger and death.
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.
The fire of love stops at nothing—
it sweeps everything before it.
Flood waters can’t drown love,
torrents of rain can’t put it out.“
Love is invincible. Invincible.
As you know I believe in making few promises, but in keeping all of them.
So, to you, today, I promise to keep my first vows, I promise to keep our second vows, and now Amy I promise to love you with invincible love; it’s better than human love that does it’s best, or super-human love, because God’s power and God’s love has no kryptonite.
1 – Thanks for the upload Tonya!