(Closed) Anyone using unconventional vows? Share them here!

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not sure how ‘unconventional’ mine are, but they are not the standard ones usually read.  

We pledge to each other to be loving friends and partners in marriage.

To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate one another; to respect

and cherish each other’s uniqueness; and to support, comfort

and strengthen each other through life’s joys and sorrows.

We promise to share hopes, thoughts and dreams

as we build our lives together.

May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keeping us together.

We will build a home that is compassionate to all, full of respect

and honor for others and each other.

May our home be forever filled with peace, happiness and love.

We chose them because of the line, “cherish each other’s uniqueness”. 

Post # 4
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4664 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not there yet, but these are my “dream vows.” We are both secular humanists with an obession with provable facts and the tiny details of the natural world. We don’t disrespect other people’s feelings, but in private, we’re vehement about it, and it’s part of what brings us together. These are adapted from buddhist vows, actually, but they fit our feelings pefectly.
 

  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of growing in happinessand in humor each day
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of using whatever arises in our relationship for our own awakening and for the awakening of all beings.
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of receiving everything in our relationship as teachings meant to open our hearts.
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of revealing ourselves fully in our relationship, striving toward complete vulnerability and honesty.
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of listening without judgment.
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of always embracing learning and never turning from empirical truth. 
  • Knowing how deeply our lives intertwine with each other and with all beings, we undertake the practice of feeling and releasing all obstructions to being fully present in each moment

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