We are gathered here in the sight of God to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony. The love of God is an example for your devotion, and you are not left without guidance concerning the meaning of that love because God is love and love is all. A wedding ceremony is the perfect place to read from Corinthians. This is what God said love is: Love is patient and kind, knows no jealousy, gives itself no false airs or false pride. Never irritated, never resentful, love is neither glad when others go wrong or become hurt. Love is guided by goodness, always eager to believe the best, always hopeful.
Remember, anything beautiful that you have, came from God. In the beginning, God gave us our free will and our identity to walk this earth. Don’t ever try to change each other, because if you do, you will lose exactly what you fell in love with. So, each day try to find one more thing that is beautiful in your mate, and each day know that the next day will be more beautiful than the one before. As long as you are doing this, you are seeking beauty, joy, and love in each other.
Richard, do you take Cindy to be your wedded wife? To have and to hold, to love and to cherish, in sickness and in health, in times of good and bad?
Cindy, do you take Richard to be your wedded husband? To have and to hold, to love and to cherish, in sickness and in health, in times of good and bad?
I, Richard, pledge to you, Cindy, as my friend, my love, and my companion to love, honor, and cherish as long as we both shall live.
I, Cindy, pledge to you, Richard, as my friend, my love, and my companion to love, honor, and cherish as long as we both shall live.
I give this ring in token and in pledge of my constant faith and abiding love with all that I am, and all that I will become.