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Follow-up story to ’Til Death Do Us Part
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small South Pacific island, where Henry and three others were marooned for five years.
Henry and Sam thought adopting Aiden -- the child with whom Henry had been stranded -- would be smooth sailing. Matters are complicated by the public nature of their rescue that has turned the survivors into overnight celebrities. Anti-gay-fueled animus rears its ugly head in the blogosphere, causing concerns over the impact libelous rumors might have on Aiden.
With their nightmare separation behind them, Henry and Sam are anxious to renew both the intensity of their former intimacies -- now hampered by having a curious and still apprehensive child sharing their home -- and their commitment to one another. Will they be able to move their love forward now that they are together again?
Each religious faith has wedding traditions and practices—including standard wedding vows—that have been passed down through generations. There are many different types of Protestant churches, all with their own slightly different traditions and beliefs. Below are typical vows from various denominations, but you'll find many of them differ only slightly from one another. This is my solemn vow. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.
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The marriage vows are spoken before God and in front of your family and friends. The lifetime commitment of these promises and statements are represented when you give the rings to each other, as a symbol of unending love. This completes the marriage, meaning you can now sign the Register as a legal record. In the presence of God I make this vow. These vows are unique to church weddings.
Whoever said that marriage was for the weak did not understand the heavy weight of wedding vows. Lately, vows are often equated with tradition — just a ceremonial formality and words that a couple repeats. However, when we make a vow before God, significant shifts change in the spiritual realm. We cannot hold back those shifts; they are a part of the nature of vow-creation. Until recently, I thought everyone understood those words to mean the same thing… but I was wrong!