Unformatted text preview: e both shall live? He answers: I will. Archbishop to Catherine: Catherine Elizabeth, wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to God's law in the holy estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love him, comfort him, honour and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live? She answers: I will. For the first time in the marriage ceremony the couple speaks and the words are solemn pledges of "I will". The pledge's weight can only be understood from the pledge. It is one of possession, yet more than just an object to be secured, it is a valued treasure that will be prized, favored, respected, and possessed in every circumstance of life. Even if another would come to seduce the possessor, the pledge will be only to the one who spoke, "I will". But the pledge is limited in that when death occurs the vow will be terminated. Still, the "I will" pledge is a continuous promise on into the future. John S...
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This document was uploaded on 03/14/2014 for the course BWVW 102 at Liberty University Duplicate.
- Spring '14