"I promise, ______, before family and friends, to commit my love to you; to respect your individuality; to be with you through life's changes; and to nurture and strengthen the love between us, as long as we both shall live."
From the Revs. Irwin and Florence Schnurman, interfaith ministers
"I love you. And I look forward to being your friend and companion, your wife/husband and lover for life. I promise to love you and respect you; to stand by you and be faithful to you; to be open and honest with you; and to always work toward our mutual growth. I promise this with the help of God, for the good times and the bad times, till death do us part."
"I, ______, cherish you, ______,
For being all that you are,
All that you are not,
And all that you can be.
Know that I am here for you,
And that your pain will be mine,
And your joy mine as well.
All I ask is you -- your love -- your trust -- your caring.
I choose you to be my wife/husband."
"I take you to be my wife/husband, my friend, my love, and my lifelong companion: to share my life with yours. To build our dreams together, while allowing you to grow with your dreams; to support you through times of trouble, and rejoice with you in times of happiness; to treat you with respect, love, and loyalty through all the trials and triumphs of our lives together; and to give you all the love I can give my whole life long. This commitment is made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope, and eternally made new."
From Joan Hawxhurst's book Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies
"And now I ask you, in the presence of God and this assembly: Do you, ______, take ______ to be your wife, in joy and in sorrow, to love, to respect, and to cherish her for as long as you both shall live?"
"And do you, ______, take ______ to be your husband, in joy and in sorrow, to love, to respect, and to cherish him for as long as you both shall live?"
"______and ______, it is now the moment to speak the words and exchange the rings that make you husband and wife."
From Rabbi Dr. Richard Allen
"I, ______, choose you, ______, to be my wife/husband, my friend, my love, the mother/father of our children. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will cherish you and respect you, comfort you and encourage you, and together we shall live, freed and bound by our love."
"______, do you now choose ______ to be your wife/husband, to share your life openly with her/him, to speak truthfully and lovingly to her/him, to accept her/him fully as she/he is and delight in who she/he is becoming, to respect her/his uniqueness, encourage her/his fulfillment, and compassionately support her/him through all the changes of your years together?"
"______, will you have this woman/man to be your wife/husband, to live together in marriage? Will you love her/him and give her/him your respect? Will you comfort, honor, and keep her/him in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, so long as love and life shall endure?"
"I, ______, take you, ______, as my husband/wife, to care for you and trust you, to cherish you and respect you, to forgive you and be forgiven by you. I will love you in good times and in bad, when we are together and when we are apart. I promise to be ever faithful, today and for all our tomorrows."
From Joyce Gioia, multifaith clergywoman
"I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband. To love and cherish, from this day forward, and thereto, I pledge you my trust -- for as long as we both shall live."
From Dr. Terry Drew Karanen
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