The final dare or challenge is listed below. If you don’t know what this is, you can start from day 1 (or at least read about it to figure out what’s going on):
(Day 40) Write out a renewal of your vows and place them in your home. Perhaps if appropriate, you could make arrangements to formally renew your wedding vows before a minister and with family present. Make it a living testament to the value of marriage in God’s eyes and the high honor of being one with your mate.
Kristin and I were married just over five years ago. I went back through some of my old emails to see what sort of communication we had when we planned our vows. Here’s the one email I came across:
hey there hottie!i was doing some more work on my vows and also doing a few searches and came up with this dr. seuss inspiration. check it out. 🙂if the link doesn’t work, go to about.com and the title is “wedding vows inspired by dr. seuss”love you k-bizzle,g-funkalicious
- I still call Kristin “hottie” on a regular basis, but “k-bizzle” and “g-funkalicious” have become nearly obsolete
- I’m really glad that Dr. Seuss was one of my potential inspirations for my wedding vows
- I found this email from an old Yahoo account
- Why did I think that “about.com” was the go-to search engine at the time?! I hope it was only the fact that the Dr. Seuss-like vows were posted on that site. NOTE: Google.com, Gmail, and other Google Apps have become regulars in my web interfacing
In the end, Kristin and I based our vows on a passage from Philippians 2 rather than Dr. Seuss. It’s the part of Philippians where Christ talks about being a servant and how we need to imitate Christ. If you’re unfamiliar with it, check it out here. For just a snippet, here ya go:
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but inhumility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of youlook not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
I don’t have any plans at this moment to publicly renew my vows, but I do want to do that someday. For now, Kristin and I have our vows and our scripture passage framed, and we hang it up wherever we live. Since we just moved from HK it’s currently in a box. However, I can assure all my readers that it will be one of the first things we hang in our new flat.
As an aside, I thought it would be fun to repost a link to my wedding photos.
Kristin, if you’re reading this, I love you, and I’m really glad we’re married. I’ve finally finished my 40 day Love Dare series, even if it took me far longer than 40 days to complete. Enjoy reading it, and know that I will continue to practice many of the things learned in my journey.