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A BETTER VOW


Eric Snyder, Minister of the Farwell Church of Christ tells this story:


I recently did a wedding. During the wedding rehearsal, the groom pulled me aside and made me an offer.


He said "Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to ’love, honor and obey,’ I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that part out." He gave me a $100 bill and walked away.


The day of the wedding the bride and groom were in front of me and we were to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged. When it came time for the groom’s vows, I looked at the young man and said "Will you promise to bow down before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall

live?"


The groom gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes." Then He leaned in and asked “what happened I thought we had a deal."


So I gave him his 100 dollars back and told him that she had made a better offer.


SOURCE: Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ, in "A Friend Like That" on www.sermoncentral.com.

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