I, (Bride/Groom), take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

 

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

 

Maybe it’s my generation that’s responsible for the problems that break the ties of the vows that came before us.  Maybe it’s the depressing economy that dissolves all of what was promised. Maybe we’re all responsible for our actions, for our decisions and for what lies ahead. The future may be scary but there’s not much to fear, aside from extinction and global economic terror.  If we stick with the right stuff, whatever it may be for as long as it’s RIGHT, then we may probably end up with the right things. The end does not justify the means because if we hurt others along the way, then it would be better not to start treading that path at all.

But maybe, it’s just the weather.