It seems everyone is talking about the upcoming royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William. It will surely be the center of intense media coverage. There is even talk of whether or not the vows will include the word obey, i.e. “ I will love, serve, and obey you as long as we both shall live.”
I don’t think that any of my friends included obey in there vows. Come to think of it, none of the last couple of weddings I attended included obey, which is probably a sign of the times.
Do you think that the word obey is important in wedding vows? If you are married, did you use the word obey? Was it ever an issue of whether or not it should have been included?
My Dad has married a lot of couples (he brags that they are all still together) in his ministerial career and he would encourage the use of the word obey. He thinks that wives should submit to their husbands, so the word obey is necessary. If you don’t have religious reasons, would you ever consider keeping