With this ring…….
I remember my wedding day. we were two teenagers “in love” with hardly any money and big dreams. Our humble ceremony was in Spanish because we attended a Spanish American church. Our Pastors loved us, they opened their hearts to us. Sharing stories of their early years in marriage and in ministry evangelizing in south America and pastoring in Visalia, California. I have to be honest it touched my “feels” when they shared their heart for the city we lived in. When Teresa and I were looking for an area to hold our ceremony.
We were denied many venues but, It was our pastors (Hermano and Hermana Gamez) who opened their homes to have the ceremony. So there we were, in their living room pledging our vows and wearing our best.
I heard those words when translated “with this ring, I thee wed” (in Spanish) many years after that day, I want to share with you how these words can help you take your marriage to the next level.
Guys, wouldn’t you agree that it can be very easy to forget details about our wedding? The media would have us believe we can’t remember how to make a sandwich, let alone a special day like our marriage. I can remember bits and details after almost 26 years but it is these moments that my wife wants to cherish. if we could cherish the declaration of our love to our spouse when we repeated after the Pastor “With this ring.”
I have learned that it is a declaration that is more than words but a liken these words to a declaration of war! “With this ring” is a statement that I made to my spouse as a solemn affirmation of what we are undertaking. Yeah buddy it is that serious. I forget sometimes you know? I get that it is my spouse who is my “through-thick-and-thin” friend. We have a kid together and live life together, it is for this reason that when I look at my ring no matter when or where I am at when I look at my ring I see that I signed up for this. That ring represents my declaration; my responsibility.
What do you see when you look at your ring/ marriage? Let me know in the comments
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