Matt, I prayed continuously for a husband and as I stand in front of you today, I know that God has blessed me far beyond any of my expectations. Matt, you are the love of my life and my best friend. I have learned so much through my love with you.
I know that life is not going to be easy, there will be times of hardship and times of joy. But I promise to love you in the good times and the bad; when life seems easy and when it seems hard; when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
I promise to cherish you and hold you to the highest regard; always empowering you to do the things that you dream.
I promise to respect you and honour you as the head of our home; always uplifting you in prayer and encouraging words.
As we seek after Gods will for our lives, I give up my need to be right knowing that we are both on the same team!
I commit to supporting you and our family as we individually and together pursue after the Lord.
I will speak to you with words of kindness and not criticism- always caring for you, trusting you and encouraging you. I promise to be your biggest advocate and your best friend; always building you up and affirming your identity in Christ.
I promise to cherish you and not take the things that you do for granted. I promise to be slow to anger and quick to forgiveness; always seeking to please you and looking to your interests above my own.
I promise to live a life of passion. Passionately pursuing after you, passionately loving you and passionately following after Christ.
Matt, I promise to always protect you, trust you and stand by you in seasons of abundance and seasons of drought.
I give you my life to keep, and will follow you as you follow after Christ. I will love you and be faithful to you every day of our lives. I love you.
Jessica, I love you more than anything in the world. You are truly a gift from god and I intend to spend the rest of my life treating you as such. I promise to lead you and guide you as Christ leads me. Together we will always keep God at the centre of our marriage. No matter what life has in store for us, through the ups and downs…I promise to love you, support you, and communicate with you, be patient, open and honest with you and stand by your side all the days of our lives. I promise to be a strong spiritual leader in our home. I promise to be slow to anger and slow to speak. I will honour your goals, your dreams and help you to fulfill them. Jessica, I cannot imagine a better woman for me to grow old with. I vow to value your opinions and stand by your decisions. I vow to listen when you need me to listen and give advice when you need advice. I am so thankful for you Jessie, I love you so much. I can’t believe how God blessed me with such a beautiful, intelligent, hardworking and most importantly a woman of God. Today I stand here not only making you my wife but also telling you that you are my best friend. I love you Jessica.
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3 Sentence Love Story
We went to the same church, same college and had many mutual friends. We had never met, yet Matt managed to find me through social media and asked me out on a date. I was skeptical at first and it took me a few weeks to agree to a date. After the first date, we hung out every day after, I knew he was the one God had chosen for me. We got engaged 6 months later. And a year after that, we were married. God divinely brought us together, and we couldn’t be more grateful to our God. June 30th , 2016 our forever began.