Here's is my vow written to Brian:
I respect you and I love you, Brian. I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in this fellowship of marriage. As we enter in on the privileges and joys of life's most holy relationship and begin together the great adventure of building a Christian home, I will look to you as head of our house. The Lord instructs me as the one who will be your wife to submit to you as unto Him. God created woman to be man's helper. It is my desire to follow this teaching. I yearn to be trustworthy as your wife, loving and serving you in all circumstances as long as He gives me life on this earth.
Today I am reminded of the verse, James 1:17 which says, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." I know with all my heart that you are a perfect gift, given to me by God’s grace. With all of my being, I make the following pledge to you: I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to unconditionally respect and honor you, to support you in your dreams, to laugh with you, and to comfort you. I promise to love you when life is easy and when it is hard, when our love is simple, and when it is not. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in the highest regard. I promise to always be your best friend. I give you these things today, and all the days of our lives together. I take you, Brian, to be my husband, to respect, honor, and cherish you, and to follow you through life as you follow God in his perfect purpose.
With that, I give you this ring with great honor to wear with love and joy. I pledge to you my absolute faithfulness and support as we face life’s challenges together. I will love you as a part of myself because in the Lord’s sight we shall be one. This is my solemn vow: it is a commitment made in love, kept in faith, and eternally made new.
Here's Brian's vow:
3 years ago, God gave me a new life. With that life came many other gifts: peace of mind, purpose, forgiveness, guidance. But more than that, he gave me a friend with whom to share that life: my best friend, the vision that now stands before me.
You showed me passion, with your constant wonder and enthusiasm for God's creation.
You showed me courage, as you stepped away from the familiar time and again to pursue your dreams.
You showed me grace, forgiving me my many faults and accepting me for who I am.
You showed me devotion, staying with me through all manner of difficulty and pain.
You showed me sacrifice, giving up much of what you knew to answer God’s call.
But more than anything, you showed me love, unconditional and steadfast.
You complete me. I thank God every day that you are in my life. You inspire me to be a better man.
Therefore, I, Brian David Goff, hereby vow to have and to hold you, Sarah Lynne Norton, and no other; to protect you from any and all dangers that may come against you; to stand by you in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in victory and in defeat; to gladly lay aside my desires and my life for yours; and to strive to love and cherish you as Christ does His Church.