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Expressing the Inexpressible: Marriage Vows for your Husband

Marriage vows for your husband

Couples often seek modern wedding vows that express commitment and their sincerest hope for the future. In the past, wedding vows often prescribed very specific gender roles for both partners, generally placing the woman in a subservient role to her husband. Times are changing. Today, partners are often crafting vows that honor the “give and take” of marriage. What about you? Are you crafting wedding vows to your husband that speak of a bygone era? Maybe not… Maybe the wedding vows are marked with an air of mutuality, understanding, and healthy communication. Take a close look at the offerings listed below. These wedding vows for your husband may be the appropriate ones for your impending nuptials.

 

I Give You this Ring – Monica Patrick

I give you this ring as a symbol of our unity and our eternal love. I promise to honor you as an individual and as a person. I accept you, your faith and your ideas. I pledge to love, support and protect you through any storms that lie ahead of us. I know that together, we will build a loving home for our new family. I will be close by when you need me near. I will love you in the good times and the bad. Like this ring, my loving pledge is eternal.

 

Modern Irish Wedding Vows – Unknown

You are the star of each night,

You are the brightness of every morning,

You are the story of each guest,

You are the report of every land.

No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,

In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.

Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,

Nor on shore, in skies above,

Nor in the depths.

You are the kernel of my heart,

You are the face of my sun,

You are the harp of my music,

You are the crown of my company.

You to me are all these, my beloved (spouse’s name). I vow to love you like my most prized treasure, to put you in the highest place of honor and respect, to stand as your pillar of support and shoulder of strength, to cherish you and to care for you for all the days of my life.

 

Promise of Love – Lynn Lopez

Do you remember how we started out as friends all those years ago?

 

Back then, we had no idea that we would end up like this — happy, in love, and married. But even then, I knew you were special, and the day we fell in love was one of the happiest times of my life.

 

From this day forward, I promise you everything with all the love in my heart. I will share your joy and your sorrow. I will support you in good times and in bad. I will cheer for you as you make your way in life. I will remain forever faithful to you, and I will always be here for you, just as you’ve been here for me for so many years.

 

From this Day Forward – Monica Patrick

Today, I take you as my partner. From this day forward, I give you my heart and my life. My eternal love and devotion belongs to you. To you, I pledge myself truthfully and with all my heart. Let us share our dreams, thoughts and lives. Knowing that tomorrow, I will have you in my life fills me with joy. I love you and I will love you forever.

 

We Will Build a Loving Home – Monica Patrick

I give you this ring as a symbol of our unity and our eternal love. I promise to honor you as an individual and as a person. I accept you, your faith and your ideas. I pledge to love, support and protect you through any storms that lie ahead of us. I know that together, we will build a loving home for our new family. I will be close by when you need me near. I will love you in the good times and the bad. Like this ring, my loving pledge is eternal.

 

I Laugh, I Smile, I Dream…– Marie Sass

Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.

 

I, ______, take you, ______, to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the man you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love and cherish you through whatever life may bring us.

 

May Our Lives be Intertwined – Attributed to Stella

I pledge to you to be your loving friend and partner in marriage. To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate you; to respect and cherish your uniqueness; and to support, comfort, and strengthen you through life’s joys and sorrows. I promise to share hopes, thoughts, and dreams as we build our lives together.

 

May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keep us together. May we build a home that is compassionate to all, full of respect and honor for others and each other. And may our home be forever filled with peace, happiness, and love.

 

Final thoughts

Marriage is an exhilarating time full of joy, celebration, thoughtfulness, and opportunity. Inasmuch, couples should choose wedding vows that capture the joy of the moment but also consider all that the future holds. A modern couple should consider modern wedding vows that honor the dignity, uniqueness and contributions of the other. For the bride, this may mean choosing wedding vows to your husband that cherish and uphold him while also indicating your individuality and “equal status” within the blessed union.

 

All the best, bride. May the road of marriage fill you with hope.