We are gathered here in holy matrimony
To witness the union between 'him' and 'her'
do you take her to be your lawful wedded wife,
To love and to cherish,
To guard and to protect
In sickness and in health
In good times and bad times
Till death do you part?
And he responds: Yes I do, Yes I do with boldness and without hesitation
Then comes her turn and the priest rolls out the same script.
Her response like her man's: Yes I do
And you may now kiss the bride!!!
Mr and Mrs Him!!!
Yes they do
They promise to stick to each other faithfully
To love in good times and bad times
To respect each other
To build their home together as one
As long as God gives them the breath to do so
Before God they seal their love
Before men they profess their undying love
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
And he shall be united to his wife and the two shall become ONE
Marriage is biblical.....Genesis 2:24
And we celebrate their union and shower them with gifts
End of the wedding chapter
The beginning of the marriage chapter
Wedding is a community engagement but marriage is between two people
And months pass
A year's anniversary is marked
The love is as fresh as dew
The couple is seen together
They are literally one in attendance of events or in their engagement in activities.
The single ladies admire the man and wish they found a man like that
The men congratulate the groom on finding a rare and quality woman
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord
2 years down the marriage,
Life and family responsibilities dawn on the couple.
Not to forget the corporate ladder gets steeper as responsibilities get bigger
They need a bigger house, a family house
The car model is ancient, status has to be maintained
The wife needs to maintain her youthfulness, the competition from the campus young ladies is steep
Investment need to be acquired
I mean, they are in the rat race full-swing
The pressure depends on what sort of rats they'd love to be
Before you know it
Familiarity breeds contempt
We are to busy to grow in love together
We drive to work in silence, fuming inside
Cursing on God and regretting the I DO!!!
He replaces the quality time at home with bar time
For a nagging wife awaits him in the home
He soon sips a drink that reminds him of his campus life
Re-ignites his past life
His arrogance covers the home
She soon gets tired of talking and caring
The nanny raises her children
She neglect her matrimonial home
Her mind is preoccupied with the corporate ladder
If her brains wont get her the jobs, her boobs will
Her success is acquired through the sheets with her bosses
The home that was blessed before God and man
Hangs on a string
This home becomes another statistic to prove marriages wrong in the 21st century
When we said I DO we made a covenant, not a contract
Love is patient, kind, doesn't envy or boast
Never proud,rude, angered or self seeking
Love always protects,trusts,hopes and perseveres
That is what we need between a man and a woman
Love that endures stresses
Love that endures economic crises
Love that is faithful to keep off that flirt
Love that guards the homes our kids grow in
Love that keeps its eyes on God
A house built on strong foundation will endure
A house on the ROCK who is Jesus will stand the gates of hell
Let us not be part of another statistic
If we must, let's be counted among the most successful marriages of all time
Let unions be a 3cord strand...God, him and her
Involve God in your dating...
Dont let Him in when it too late
It will be a case of I DO...OOOPS, I THINK I DID scenario.
Marriages can still stand in the 21st century. Pure and faithful spouses exist. Seek His perfect will and guidance.