The Marriage Vow. An Enduring Covenant. Marriage under assault. Legalizing same-sex marriage 5.4 million lived together without marriage in 2005 “Unmarried couples made up 12% of U.S. couples in 2010, a 25% increase from 10 years ago.” ( USA Today , 6/2/11). The Marriage Vow.
An Enduring Covenant
“Do you take this woman/man whose hand you now hold to be your lawful and wedded wife/husband?”
Do you promise to love and cherish her in sickness and in health, and to provide for her in prosperity and adversity?
Do you promise to love and honor him in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity?
…to be faithful to her/him, and forsaking all others, cleave unto her/him and to her/him alone…
…until death you do part?