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Traditional Christian Wedding Vows

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Wedding vows are the words that you speak as you promise your partner that you will be with them and love them no matter what happens in life. They are a very symbolic and significant part of each wedding ceremony. There are so many different styles and ideas of what could be put in a wedding vow. The persons getting married determine whether or not to stick to tradition.

When you speak about traditional Christian wedding vows, you need to remember that no matter how traditional or unique they are they should reflect the shared values of the bride and groom. Faith based wedding vows have endless possibilities.

Some Christian wedding vows are handed down from generation to generation, or are personalized by the bride and groom. Most couples feel very deeply for each other, and want to profess those feelings to the world or at least everyone attending the ceremony. Different traditions within the Christian faith may determine what wedding vows are actually used. Using various Bible versus which complement the exchange of vows. 

Whether or not you decide to use traditional Christian vows, write your own or do a combination of both, it is really up to you. A combination would give you a chance to be individual. Try not to be personal or intimate, save this for a time when you are alone with your new spouse. Words that your guests can relate to are more moving and heartfelt.

Here are a few samples of a traditional Christian wedding vow.

"I ________, take thee ________, to be my wife/husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore" 

“I _______, take you _______, to be my wife/husband. I humbly give you my hand and my heart
as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and pledge my faith and love to you. Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal. Just as it is made of incorruptible substance, my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring, I thee wed."

“Before our friends and those so special to us here, on this wonderful day of gladness and good fortune, I ______ take you _______ as my wife/husband, in friendship and in love, in strength and weakness, to share the good times and misfortune, in achievement and failure, to celebrate life with you forevermore”

Good luck with your future and we hope that this information has helped you in your search for information on traditional Christian vows. You can always find additional information via the Internet. A quick search will provide you with more information.


See Also

The Wedding Vows
Christian Vows
Your Own Vows
Various Religions

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