(Name), I take you to be my life­time part­ner, se­cure in the knowl­edge that you will be my con­stant friend, and my one true love. On this spe­cial day, (Name), I give to you, in the pres­ence of [God and] all these wit­ness­es, my promise to stay by your side, in sick­ness and in health, in joy and in sor­row, as well as through the good times and the bad. I promise to love you with­out reser­va­tion, com­fort you in times of dis­tress, en­cour­age you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spir­it, al­ways be open and hon­est with you, and cher­ish you, for as long as we both shall live.