Near the end of my book, Stop Being A _________ Wife, I started to reflect on my wedding vows. Tim and I said the traditional vows, but also read a letter to one another with more personal promises. I had the sense that my original wedding vows no longer accurately portray all that I want to be as a wife. I'd matured (by no means all the way!) over our eleven years of marriage and I was ready to rewrite those first promises that I pledged on the steps of the West Point Cadet Chapel.
If you decide to embark on my 40-day challenge, rewriting or reaffirming your wedding vows is one of the tasks I ask you to take on. I think it's important that we periodically review our marriage vows and make any necessary additions or adaptations, as well as remember what it is we promised. We should be growing in our character and wisdom as the years pass, and that may mean the promises to our spouse grow with us.
If you're interested in taking a peek at my revised wedding vows, you'll find them below. Tim and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary shortly after the completion of my challenge. We decided to take a trip to the beach and do a tiny vow renewal, with just our kids present.
So, do you think it's time for you to revisit your original wedding vows? Might there be something you want to amend or add? Let me help you start the process. There's over a month of challenges that lead up to this one so you don't want to miss those as they're essential preparation! I hope this is a meaningful challenge for you and I'd love to hear about any changes you want to make to your vows! Let me know in the comments.