Wedding Vows

until death do us Part.

July 7, 2014

The incomparable Julie Baldwin is here to wrap up the wedding vow mini-series. How do we cope with the ‘until death do us part’ line? What does that mean in our day-to-day married lives? “Marriage: To Death, Infinity and Beyond” The first time Will, my now-husband, and I talked about him specifically dying, I felt the…


sickness & Health.

June 30, 2014

Please welcome Heather Anderson Renshaw to the blog as she shares her experiences on what marriage looks like in sickness and in health. My goodness – those two shining people in the wedding photograph – the sheer joy that radiates from their faces as they prepare to embark on a new life together is almost…


for richer or Poorer.

June 25, 2014

Mother of twins, Sarah Huston, reflects on the next marriage vow: for richer or poorer. We headed off down the road that hot July afternoon, fresh from our wedding; excited to be going on our first trip together. Even as we drove, we knew we didn’t have it all figured out, but we thought we’d…


in good times and bad, for better or Worse.

June 23, 2014

The newly married Emily Baumgartner takes on the next vow with her reflections on what it means to hold to marriage in good times and bad, for better or for worse. Do you promise to be true to your spouse in good times and in bad? For better and for worse? If you don’t remember…


to have and to Hold.

June 18, 2014

What does it mean to have and to hold someone? This vow is far less literal than the others… These words mean something different to me now, after 16 years of marriage, than they did in January 1998. I was twenty-two years old, and I was “in love” with a man I had been dating…


take you to be My…

June 16, 2014

According to the Rite of Marriage, there are two forms of vows that couples can take. In an effort to avoid being redundant, I’ve combined the similar parts of the vows for this series. The questions of intent (the previous three posts in this series) are the same no matter which form of the vows a…


…according to the law of Christ.

June 11, 2014

Gina, wonderful gal that she is, had so much wisdom when it came to the vow about accepting children and bringing them up according to the law of Christ, that one post simply couldn’t hold it all. Here, for your mental and spiritual enjoyment, is part two of her post. {Part one can be found…


honor each Other.

June 4, 2014

Next up in the wedding vows mini-series is the second question of intent: Will you honor each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives? It is my honor to present to you Mandi Richards, and her reflections on this question of intent: Do you honor your spouse? I assume that the verb “to…


freely and without Reservation.

June 2, 2014

Oh snap! Did you think I’d be blogging on my honeymoon? Nope! Instead, for this month, I’m handing my blog over to some wonderful, wise friends of mine for a mini-series on wedding vows (fitting, right?). I’ll be back after the series wraps up on in mid-July with…written-before-I-got-married stuff! 🙂 Until then, tune in for some wise…



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