Before I was married I was asked so many times whether or not I would include obey in my vows and of course it was a no brainier for me. Of course I would love, cherish and obey my husband! I want people to know that I will always love, cherish and obey my husband and it is important that people keep me accountable for this vow that I have spoke on my wedding day. We got married because we love each other and can’t think of life without each other and so it makes sense to cherish and obey my spouse too. I love him and so why wouldn’t I want to cherish and obey him. I accept that he is the head of the house and I accept that he is the leader is so I will obey him and respect all that he does for myself and then the family that comes along.
Throughout our lives since we were little we are told to obey, we are told to obey our parents and anyone that is older, we are told to cherish our memories, we are told to love people like they are our neighbours, we are told to love those people around us. We want to be loved and we want to feel cherished and we want to be obeyed as we feel that life would be so much better but in reality we need to show it to other people too. Life is important and we need to make sure that we love, cherish and obey our husbands after all they are the ones that provide for us and keep us safe-it is the least we can do for them. Marriage is such a wonderful gift and we should not take it for granted and we should be willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that we are in a happy marriage and we love the other person more than anything.
To love can be very easy, we love certain foods, we love certain people, we love certain movies, we love certain cars, we love certain places, we lover certain drinks, we love certain t.v. programs, we can love so much. However, do you really think about how much you love these things? No can really love stuff because they go away, they break, they finish and we may feel disappointed but it shows that we really don’t love those things. If your spouse was to pass away then how would you feel? Hopefully you would feel broken, you would feel heartbroken, you would feel life would end, you would feel that life is not worth living. Actually love is so important in our lives, love is so important that we need to show it through the small things to the big things in life. We can show so much love to so many different people but we need to show true love to those people rather than false love. Love your spouse.
Throughout life we find it hard to obey and cherish things and when we get married none of these things come perfectly to us either. We have to work on these things, we have to keep on going with these things and have to work on them. We need to obey our spouse and we need to make sure that we are able to understand where they are coming from, we need to make sure that we understand each other and to be able to do that we need to talk to each other, you need to keep the lines of communication open, you need to keep on talking even though it may be hard. We should cherish everything that we have in this world, we need to cherish our family, we need to cherish our friends, we need to cherish the people around us not because we need to make them an idol but because if we loose them then we will be devastated. You don’t know what will and can happen in life and so much sure you cherish those people around you and keep them close. You really don’t know what tomorrow will hold and so don’t leave it until then.
Cherish, love and obey should not be taken lightly, it is a vow that I took on my wedding day that is very serious and will try my best each and everyday to keep it. Some days will be harder than others but I know that I will be able to get through it no matter what comes my way. I know that I will be able to get through each day trying to keep these vows is because God will be there for me and He will help me to be patient and to rely on Him. All I need to do is to trust in Him and He will give me the strength that I need everyday and in my marriage.