Eric: Tricia, for better or for worse I love you and delight in who you are.
Tricia: Eric, for better or for worse I love you and delight in who you are.
Base: No Close Seconds.
Eric: Hephzibah I choose you with no close seconds. With the help of the Father, I will be faithful to you and disappoint all others before I disappoint you.
Tricia: Eric, I will strive to put you before those I love, because you have and deserve the very best of my heart. With the Father’s help, I will disappoint my girls, my family and my work before I disappoint you.
Eric: And Zibah, I promise to fight to honor you well, to fight for you and not against you, and to build you up to pursue your dreams. I promise, with God’s help, to lead you and be led by you.
Tricia: Eric, I know I can be stubborn, hard or resistant to you, but I will strive to honor your point and to be humble enough to be led by you, with the help of God. I promise to strive to allow God’s superior reality to dominate our relationship instead of letting my emotions rule how I view you or how we are as a couple.
Base: Jesus’ Lover’s First.
Eric: I promise to pursue God with my life. I promise to continue to press into my identity as a Son and as the one whom Jesus loves as I fight to inspire and empower a robust and creative relationship between you and Abba. I promise to choose to believe Jesus is all we need.
Tricia: Eric, I promise to pursue God as long as I am breathing for your sake, for my sake and for the health of our marriage. I promise to remember and learn what Papa calls me as I cultivate a robust relationship with Him as I ignite your flame to pursue God on your own terms. I promise to choose to believe Jesus is all we need.
Eric: I promise to live life with people and to encourage you to live life with those you love too. I promise to stay in the light and be held accountable to close brothers. I promise to get poured into, to live authentically with equals and pour out to those God has called me to.
Tricia: Eric, I commit to live in the light, to process with people who aren’t you and to be available physically and emotionally to my sisters as I encourage you to do the same. I promise to live vulnerably, honestly and faithfully. I promise to believe and act in the belief that it is a village who raises a family and marriage and not an individual, and that we need the help of our cherished family, beloved friends and powerful mentors to succeed and cultivate a fulfilling life. I promise to be led, to lead and to walk alongside those whom God calls me to.
Base: Ephesians 5.
Eric: I promise to go all out in my love for you just like Christ did for the Church. I promise to fight to speak words and treat you in a way that evokes your beauty.
Tricia: Eric, I promise to strive to understand you and support you in ways that reflect my support for Christ. I promise to submit to you with God’s help.
Conclusion Vow: LOVE.
Eric: Until death do us part, I will love you and delight in who you are, not in who I want you to be.
Tricia: Until death do us part, I will love you and delight in who you are, not in who I want you to be.