To­day, af­ter (num­ber) years of mar­riage, I ask you to con­tin­ue to take me as your hus­band (wife). You have stood by my side through sor­row and joy, tri­umph and de­feat, sick­ness and health, and for this I am so grate­ful. I thank God for the gift of you. I thank you. My promise to you is per­haps best spo­ken through the words of Wil­ferd Ar­lan Pe­ter­son: “Across the years I’ll walk with you, in deep green for­est, on shores of sand, and when our time on earth is through in heav­en too, you will have my hand.” I love you, (name)