The Vow

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I have been married for a little over a week now, and am by no means an expert at being a wife just yet. However, there is such power in our vows. Our promises. Our covenants.

While I will always be a flawed human, a young woman in need of grace, a wife who sometimes gets anxious, these vows set the foundation for what we believe in. What we promise to do and who we promise to be for one another.

Scripture so often speaks about the value in our words. Our vows mean so much because they were to each other, and also to God. On our wedding day, we were bonding a covenant relationship with God in the center of our marriage.

“When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.”
Ecclesiastes 5:4-5

“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 11:37

{Two becoming one flesh} is a mystery but it is an illustration of the way Christ & the church are one.”
Ephesians 5:32

I am excited to be back to my acting, modeling, writing, blogging life as a new wife. You can read my vows below.

I, Rachael, take you, Nathan, to be my husband and best friend for the rest of our lives.

I vow to love you passionately, yet patiently with a gentle heart.

I vow to respect you, to consider and prefer the needs and desires of your heart, and to always strive to listen and understand you better.

I promise to love you in all of your forms, to love your mind, and to forever encourage you and battle your OCD with you.

Recently, you told me that the laughs we share echo into eternity. I vow to always fill your heart with joy, and to be the reason behind the laugh lines on your face when you’re really old and wrinkly.

I vow to be your team mate, to inspire you to love life, and to be your adventure partner as we explore, together, the journey God has given us.

I vow to stand by your side no matter what life throws our way.

I will always strive to have the strong faith that marriage demands.

I promise to always make our home a warm, peaceful, beautiful place you will want to reside and serve you with a joyful heart.

I vow to cherish and care for you unconditionally and always remember that God must love me because He gave me you.

I promise to believe in you, encourage you, to push you toward your dreams, and to never let you forget that you are my superman for as long as we both shall live.

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{Photographer Shelley Rose}

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