S: Chandra & Joven 09.04.2010
FC: Chandra & Joven | September 4, 2010
1: till death do us part
2: TODAY WE START THE REST OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER... AS ONE.
3: Mr. & Mrs. Cerdenia
4: "Today, the man of my dreams becomes the man of my life."
5: I will love you all of your days... I will appreciate the gift that you are, with all my heart, today and always.
6: "We love, because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
8: the men of valor
9: the ladies in waiting
10: "Honor thy parents: that thy days may be long..."
11: Exodus 20: 12
12: "So they are no longer two, but one flesh...
13: Therefore, what God has joined together, | Matthew 19:6 | let no one separate..."
14: Before I met you, I was content with living life alone. Now I realize, two is better than one. Seeing the world with you by my side is like putting on my glasses in the morning I see clearly. I see beauty. I see meaning. You are such a part of me that when you're away, I look with fondness at the little things you leave behind - your small shoes, you tiny shirts, your little blings. I look forward to facing every morning in prayer hand-in-hand with you. I promise to cherish and honor you all the days of my life even on those days when you stick your hair into every hole on my face to keep me awake. When you jumped off the ledge into the Arkansas River in Colorado, I saw you for the courageous and strong person you are. And, of course, I had to jump as well. Your levity has shown me to take myself and the world around me less seriously and with greater sensitivity. I love you, Chandra, and I know that God has ordained this love. I desire to be your husband. Together we will be vessels for His service in accordance with His plan, so that in all areas of our life Christ will have the pre-eminence. Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to you. I promise to love, guide, and protect you as Christ does His Church, and as long as we both are alive. With His enabling power, I promise to endeavor to love you with the same kind of love that Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of myself because in His sight we shall be one. | V O W S | the
15: In the presence of God and these, our friends I take you, Joven, to be my husband, my partner in life, and my one true love. As you have pledged to me, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord. As is the church in her relationship to Christ, so I will be to you. My desire is that the Lord Christ Jesus be manifested in our marriage, that together we may grow in His likeness, and that our home be a praise to Him. | Having faith that His will is being done today, this is me, promising with Divine assistance to honor and respect you. My solemn vow to be unto you a loving and faithful wife. Joven, I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward until death or Christ's return.
16: "This was the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." -Psalms 118:23
17: "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow" | Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
18: "And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
21: "Desiring God's plan in our lives... | ...and believing that includes each other." | -Chandra & Joven-
22: ...witnessing our love...
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25: friends & | Loved ones
26: Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. 1 Corinthians 13:7
28: Having the time of my life... | ...and I never felt this way before.
29: I've waited for this, for you, for the love of my life...
30: C | & | J | I feel deeply blessed to be the one God chose for you... and I'm honored to spend my life with someone so wonderfully made.
31: Our journey begins...