GROOM/BRIDE: I stand here today,
pledging myself, my love, and my possessions to you and also
to (names of children). I commit my self to be a
husband/wife to you and a friend to your children. I
respect your devotion to (names of children) and will never
do anything to come between you and them or be a source of
derisiveness in our home.
(Spoken to the children): I want
(names of children) to know that I love and respect your
mother/father and will always do so. I hope and desire to
be an influence on your lives by listening to you,
respecting your uniqueness and individuality, by teaching
and suggesting and coaching, and by modeling. I pledge to
you my goal to create a family atmosphere that is healthy
and a place where you can grow to your fullest potential.