At our wedding we signed this covenant of marriage before God and many witnesses:
As we marry, I commit to pursue this relationship in word, deed, and thought for the rest of my life. In order to fulfill this promise, I give myself over to knowing God and His Word. By growing in Christ, I will grow as your mate. By learning of His love, I will learn to be more loving.
I commit to better myself as your life's partner. I will not be content to love you as I presently do. My love will grow as we mature. I want to align my love with the Biblical definition. I will especially dwell on replacing selfishness with selflessness and doubt with trust. I will never stop in my effort to communicate with you. I will not allow any excuses to block our communication. I will improve my communication skills so that you might better understand me. I will spend my life studying you so that I might better understand you. I will deal with any specific communication flaws as soon as I am made aware of them. As much as I will labor to communicate with you, I will do so with God so that I might better love you.
I commit to be patient and longsuffering in my relationship to you. By love, I will not allow anything to inhibit my relationship with you that God allows. I will correct faults only as they benefit your Christian walk. I will forgive immediately and absolutely. I will always give you the benefit of the doubt concerning anything that might hurt me. I will trust your judgement and love.
I will seek to show my love for you in old ways that you desire and new ways that are creative. I will never put you in a place where you are doubting my love. I will express it verbally and non-verbally for the rest of our lives. I will love you alone. No one else will interfere with our relationship just as we will not interfere our relationships with Christ. I will commit to Christ, then you. There is no greater way to love you.
I promise to intertwine you in my life. We will forever become one. I will leave everything open in myself so that you may become part of it. I will share all with you and will always be there for you to share with me. I will forever participate in your life. I will always seek to meet your needs. I will forever love you.
(written by Jason for us)