- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I am getting married in a month, and we are looking at the structure of our wedding vows.
Our Pastor asked if I am okay with the term obey in my vows, and I said yes because I agree with the biblical role of husband and wife. But now I feel the term ‘obey’ isn’t a very positive word. I understand the term ‘Submit’ is used in the Bible, which I see is a more positive word as it suggests a position of the heart instead of just an action. I am unsure how to incorporate this into our vows whilst removing the word ‘obey’. Any suggestions?
I, Lauren, take you, Stephen, to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse; for richer or poorer; in sickness and in health. I vow to be an obedient, faithful and loving wife all the days of my life, forsaking all others.