Wedding vows


I _____, take you ______, to be my wedded husband/wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish ’till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Just was reminded about the seriousness and implications of the promises we say and make to friends, family members and even your special halves. I was reminded how human beings break promises ever so often, without second thoughts. We simply minimise our responsibilities at the slightest hint of trouble. We push the blame almost immediately. We break promises because of small trivial things. Vows are there for a reason. Promises are made in front of a congregation, in front of the pastor/priest/justice of peace. Most importantly, the promises were made in the presence of each other.

People can readily file for a divorce even though that particular vow included the phrase “for better or for worse”. Pls read each word carefully before regurgitating the entire vow in front of each other. You can say that I ain’t in a marriage and won’t understand a single thing, but I say that a promise is a promise. (if not, please dun make it at all)

Til death do us part. Death. Not til trouble comes do us part. Til death.

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