A commitment to life

to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.

It offers opportunities for sharing and growth

no other human relationship can equal,

a physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.

Marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships.

A wife and a husband are each other’s best friend,

confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic.

Marriage understands and forgives

the mistakes life is unable to avoid.

It encourages and nurtures new life,

new experiences,

and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life.

Marriage is a promise, made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.