I love you, _____, and I know that God has or­dained this love. Be­cause of this I de­sire to be your hus­band. To­geth­er we will be ves­sels for His ser­vice in ac­cor­dance with His plan, so that in all ar­eas of our life Christ will have the pre-em­i­nence. Through the pres­sures of the present and the un­cer­tain­ties of the fu­ture, I promise to be faith­ful to you. I promise to love, guide, and pro­tect you as Christ does His Church, and as long as we both are alive. Ac­cord­ing to Eph­esians 5 and with His en­abling pow­er, I promise to en­deav­or to show to you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of my­self be­cause in His sight we shall be one.