I still believe in my vows the way they were. I just did not understand how important they were with GOD. I do now.
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MY VOW TO YOU
Dearly beloved: We have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.
The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God's will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.
Will you have this woman to be your wife, to live together in the holy covenant of marriage; will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live? If so, answer, ‘I do.’
I ____ take you, ______, to be my wife to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better for worse; for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish until we are parted by death; as GOD is my witness, I give you my promise.
Gen 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh
Ephesian 5:23 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her.
1st Cor 13 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails. 13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1st Peter 3:7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor..
Eph.5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it just as the Lord does the church.
To these I would add FAITH and HOPE:
Rom. 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of GOD has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
1st Cor 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
These words (my vows) were once a list of things to try and follow. They are now a list of things for me to live, for God and for you.
With Love, The Lord and your Husband
did you give it ti your wife?
She saw it this morning, no response as of yet. I am fine
any update Louis?
UPDATE. I just spent 2 days lost as to what to do next. I felt great after the last dare. No change with her but I knew I had to continue with GOD. HOW DO I DO THAT???. Both bible studies are on vacation. No more lessons/dares to read with scripture. Nothing left but prayer and maybe picking up where I left off in exodus in the bible. After a bit I realized I had the 365 Love dare book and something told me to read revelations now that I have a better understanding and know how to interpret things. Also on Day 40 there needs to be a line that says " your not done turn the page".
To answer your question we went out Sat night to a club/birthday party after a discussion that she did not believe my change to be real and that she only knew she needed space
This was our first date since before we were married 5.5 years. We talked as a couple and danced (I can't dance got some real "Hitch" stuff going on) and in general enjoyed ourselves. Next day she started packing but we have talked more since then and are agreeing on things and while she has not said she will be back (she also did not say she was leaving permanently), we are behaving as a family (responses to our son included) and we are talking about anything that comes up.
As I told my mother last night I think/believe we will be back together stronger and I hope I don't snap when she leaves next Tuesday. The only reason I bring that up is because Monday morning was really bad for me 20-30 mins of prayer to be ready just to get dressed.