Post # 1
I was looking at different vows online and my FI really liked this line, but for whatever reason, it’s too ‘deep’ for me at the moment.
“These vows are made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope, and always made new.”
FI wants to end our vows with this… but I find myself scratching my head.
Will someone please break it down for me?
I get the “made in love”
For “Kept in Faith” – meaning, we are acting on faith that the other will keep them?
For “Lived in Hope” – isn’t that basically the same thing as “kept in faith” – only I’m hoping that the vows will be kept??
For “Always made New” – this is where I get 100% lost… LOL – “HUH?!”
Post # 3
Maybe it’s like being sure you don’t forget your vows—every day, they are new, and love-filled?
You know how people go on an anniversary trip every year and it “renews” their love a little and that spark? Maybe that’s ti.
Or maybe it says to make love every day like new
Post # 4
I am thinking that it means: You are making these vows because you love each other, keeping them cause you’re remaining faithful, living them in knowing that it’s the right thing and that you are fulfilling them, and renewing them by continually expressing your love and adoration to each other. Just my interpretation.
Post # 5
I think that the “always made new” means that every day that you live your vows you continue to commit to them in a deeper way. My mom keeps telling me how she loves my father more now than she did when they got married 25 years ago. She said that when she looks at her vows she still believes the same thing but with a more complete meaning because of everything that they have been through together. Maybe that idea applies here.
Post # 6
Never heard that one before and it doesn’t make sense. Go with something that has meaning to you personally, not something that you don’t understand at all.
Post # 7
@PrncssDva: I like that interpretation.
Here’s what I get from them:
These vows are made in love, : purpose of your vows, you love each other
kept in faith, : action implied by your vows, you will each honor them
lived in hope, : relating to “for better or worse,” a “no matter what” clause
and always made new. : That you will never let them become stale, they will retain their meaning through time (now that I’ve lived a lil bit of married life, this one actually seems to have the most meaning to me).
Post # 8
@MightySapphire: Thanks. I like yours too 🙂
Post # 9
Your vows are …
Made in love…You are in the passionate stage of devoted love… You are at the commitment level of love…
Kept in faith… faith is being certain of things unseen. You are going to keep your vows while in the presense of your love and while he is not around… He is going to do the same… In addition, if you are a person of faith, you will probably believe that your faith in God will guide you in your marriage….
Lived in hope… To be hopeful is to know that your commitment is for always until death do us part… You are going to hope for the joy and gladness a good marriage brings to life. The actions and reactions that you have to the ordinary things of life will be a reflection of a life lived in hope. (This vow also relates to faith… you will live life having the hope and joy of heaven which will enable you to endure sorrow and sadness.
Always made new… Your marriage will grow and change in ways that you do not know and cannot expect. But each day those vows of commitment to each other will be made anew in your lives. As a newlywed, you will have newlywed struggles, and these will change to parental challenges, and the empty nest, and beyond… but your commitment to life together will remain the same.
Post # 10
There are some wise ladies (and fun ones too) on this thread.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone… .makes more sense now 🙂 and am thinking of persuading FI to ditch the line all together!
Post # 12
always made new- means you renew those vows daily…