Beautiful Wedding Vows: “True Love Endures”

 

Beautiful Wedding Vows

When you read these words, you might be inclined to think there were written by an acclaimed poet from a bygone era.  But in fact, these incredibly beautiful wedding vows were written by an otherwise typical young woman, Alice Swartz, during her engagement in 1998. Although she wrote them for her own wedding, these words “that poured from her heart”, as she described to us, have become the weddings vows of many couples around the world since that time.

My beloved,
romance may fade, but true love endures.
I choose to truly love you,
with kindness, faithfulness, and respect,
through every circumstance that life may bring.

Because you are the treasure of my heart,
it will be my joy to support, encourage, comfort, and defend you
as we together face the coming days of sorrow and joy,
sickness and health, poverty and wealth.

When I have been wronged, I will forgive.
When I do wrong, I will confess with contrition.
When conflict dims our days,
I will exercise the patience of true love
and seek the light of wise counsel.

Most of all, I will rejoice and thank the Lord
for completing me with the gift of you.
And through His infinite grace,
I know that no matter what may come,
I will remain by your side with enduring devotion and fidelity
for as long as He allows us to share this earthly life.

This is my solemn vow because,
in you, I have found the one my soul loves.
May the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit guide us
and bless us each day from this moment forward.

My beloved,
romance may fade, but true love endures.
I choose to truly love you,
with kindness, faithfulness, and respect,
through every circumstance that life may bring.

Because you are the treasure of my heart,
it will be my joy to support, encourage, comfort, and defend you
as we together face the coming days of sorrow and joy,
sickness and health, poverty and wealth.

When I have been wronged, I will forgive.
When I do wrong, I will confess with contrition.
When conflict dims our days,
I will exercise the patience of true love
and seek the light of wise counsel.

Most of all, I will rejoice and thank the Lord
for completing me with the gift of you.
And through His infinite grace,
I know that no matter what may come,
I will remain by your side with enduring devotion and fidelity
for as long as He allows us to share this earthly life.

This is my solemn vow because,
in you, I have found the one my soul loves.
May the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit guide us
and bless us each day from this moment forward.

~ Copyright 1998 by Alice Swartz.

Thank you to Alice Swartz, author of these original and very beautiful wedding vows.

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