THE PLEDGE– from “I promise” by Dorothy Colgan
_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_, do you come here today, in the presence of these witnesses, with love in your heart and a conscious desire to be united in marriage? / I do.
Do you promise to give each other the best of yourselves and to ask no more of each other than he or she can give?
Do you promise to respect each other as their own person and to realize that their interests, desires and needs are no less important than your own?
Do you promise to share with each other your time and your attention and to bring joy, strength and imagination to your relationship?
Do you promise to keep yourselves open to each other, to let them see through the window of your world into your innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams?
Do you promise to grow along with each other, to be willing to face changes in order to keep your relationship alive and exciting?
Do you promise to love each other in good times and in bad, with all you have to give, and all you feel inside, in the only way you know how?
Completely and forever? / I do.