Regarding your Christian wedding vows, there are a couple of things you need to know. The first thing you should know is that your wedding vows are the most crucial part of your wedding ceremony and therefore should be chosen with careful consideration.
While it is important to select vows that flow seamlessly, and sound good, flow and ease of listening should not be the sum of your criterion.
You are making a solemn oath to your fiancé, telling him or her what they can expect from you. Furthermore, you are asking God to stand as a witness to your oath or promise.
In court, witnesses provide a first hand account of what was said or done. In fact, the testimony of an eyewitness can seal the fate of a defendant and in most cases, guarantee he or she will be held accountable.
Think of your Christian wedding vows in the same manner. That is, God is acting as an eyewitness to the vows you make on your wedding day. When difficult times come, and they will, the Holy Spirit will testify by reminding you of the vows you made in the presence of God.
As far as God is concerned, “til death do us part” means exactly that. And ” for better or worse” has no contractual boundaries.
The last thing you should know is that regardless of which vows you choose, you are also committing to things your wedding vows may not even mention. I call these “the unspoken vows”.
Unspoken vows are merely the expectations God has for husbands and wives. These are sometimes not spoken about at the alter; you’ll find these written in the Word of God.
And just as our earthly legal system does not accept ignorance as an excuse, neither does God. In other words, if you are going to actively engage, then it’s your responsibility to find out.
So, while you are researching Christian wedding vows, take some time to also research God’s Word to find out what He expects of husbands and wives, because you will be held accountable for every word you speak as well as every word already spoken by God.