I, _____, take you, ______, to be my wed­ded wife. With deep­est joy I re­ceive you in­to my life that to­geth­er we may be one. As is Christ to His body, the church, so I will be to you a lov­ing and faith­ful hus­band. Al­ways will I per­form my head­ship over you even as Christ does over me, know­ing that His Lord­ship is one of the holi­est de­sires for my life. I promise you my deep­est love, my fullest de­vo­tion, my ten­der­est care. I promise I will live first un­to God rather than oth­ers or even you. I promise that I will lead our lives in­to a life of faith and hope in Christ Je­sus. Ever hon­or­ing God’s guid­ance by His spir­it through the Word, And so through­out life, no mat­ter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a lov­ing and faith­ful hus­band.