Emily, you are more than enough.
You are a rare blend of beauty, intelligence, empathy, kindness, and generosity. I am humbled and honored to call you my partner, my companion, my confidant, my best friend; and I choose you today to do life with forever. You are the one I choose to lay my life down for. The one I choose to laugh, cry, celebrate, and mourn with. You are the one whom I want to build a family, community, and cities alongside. From now on, home is wherever we are together and it will be a place where we love the Lord with all that we are, and a place where we will love our neighbors as ourselves.
I love who you are, and I promise to love who you will become. I commit to growing alongside you and adapting to the changed person life in the Spirit will shape you to be. I promise to honor, love and respect your process, being willing to sit with you and not trying to fix everything in a moment. I promise to cultivate an environment where you can live in freedom, joy, and expectation. I vow to put your needs ahead of my own, considering you more important than myself. I promise to support and comfort you, protect and lead you, to fight for you and not against you. I promise to seek your counsel and to take risks together. I promise to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.
Our Father has marked you with greatness and I promise to delight in, encourage, and celebrate that greatness both when our love is simple and when it proves to be a difficult choice. I am committed to always taking things to the Lord first and to look to him to meet my deepest desires. I promise to worship with you, sing with you, and dance with you. I promise to always believe in you, hope with you, and persevere with you. I promise to forgive quickly and not hold things over your head, and I am so thankful that you are a woman who already exemplifies this for me.
I promise to always speak kindly to you, and especially to never call you “muffin.” I promise to love you forever and to always be your loyal partner, and faithful friend. I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
Jeff, you are gentle, disciplined, loyal & strong, and I choose you today to do life with for as long as I shall live.
You are the one with whom I want to build a life with. You are the one who will be my safe haven; you are the one with whom I want to build community, a family and cities alongside. My darling, you are my hero. “Thankful” does not convey the depth of my gratitude for you. You inspire my desire, you challenge my norms and you have re-ordered my ideas of what good relationships are to look like. You are a GREAT man. Thank you for loving me passionately!
I love who you are today Jeff, and I trust who you will become I commit to growing alongside you and adapting to the changed people life in The Spirit will shape us to be. I promise to honor, love & respect your process, and to express excitement for all that you are learning. Your Father has marked you with greatness and I promise to delight in, to encourage and celebrate that greatness both when loving you is simple AND when it proves to be a difficult choice.
I am committed to responding to your leadership and acts of love, and am so thankful that you are a man that pursues me even when I do not act in a way deserving of it. I commit to pressing into God in order to see you more like He does and to practicing “the kind of love that Jesus talks about – a love that never tires nor is ever completely finished finding ways of expressing itself. “
God calls you His beloved and today I declare that you are mine! He also does not withhold his heart from you and from this day forward nor will I. From the first conversation, I new you were a man that was willing to put your whole heart into loving me regardless of what you got in return, and I am so excited to spend the rest of my life reflecting to you the consistent, creative, unabashed & whimsical love that you lavish upon me. I love you Jeff and today I am so completely satisfied to now be known as your wife, your partner, your friend, lover and adventure buddy for as long as we both shall live.
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3 Sentence Love Story
A man of great character I dared hope to find and have passion for. A woman to laugh with, grow with, and fight alongside was my dream. No so sooner had we met did we love, and the adventure began.