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Wedding vows and divorce VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 06/07/2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wedding vows and divorce

VIEWPOINTS
Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
06/07/2012
“I (name) take you (name) as my lawfully wedded wife/husband. Before these witnesses I vow to love you for as long as we shall live. I take you with all your faults and strength. I will help you when you need help, and turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.”

The above formulary used in contracting a civil/protestant marriage by and large contains the substance of other forms of getting married. The standard phrases invoked for marriage intents and purposes are the following — in addition to the above quoted “I choose you as the person I will spend my whole life with my whole life”: “I will love you today, tomorrow, and forever.” “Let us commit our lives together for all the days to come.” “I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.” The more commonly said and heard marriage vow goes this way: “…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live.”.... MORE

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