Is a "solemn vow" religious?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Jw1724:  I wouldn’t say that the word itself is religious no… The origins of the word are roman catholic yes, but the two words separate don’t mean anything religious… a “solemn vow” is a religious vow taken in the roman catholic church, but a “solemn” “vow” is a formal or dignified promise…. Basically, it’s up to you two if it feels too religious, but personally I don’t think it would matter to me (raised very religious but grew out of that quick like). 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Jw1724:  I think you can safely use this in a secular way. It sounds nice. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

“Solemn vow” or equivalents are found in a lot of cultures, not just Roman Catholicism. Use it as you wish!

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