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Secular Humanist I
We witness that on the day of the week, the day of the month of , in the year , corresponding to the day of , , here in , , daughter of , and son of , entered into this Covenant of Marriage. We pledge to each other our mutual trust and respect. We will offer support and encouragement for personal growth and the fulfillment of our shared dreams. We will be open, honest, loyal and devoted to one another. We promise to be faithful friends, companions and life partners and to comfort one another through life’s sorrows and joys. We shall honor each other’s individual needs, and shall cherish and love one another throughout our married life together. Let us weave our commitment to the Jewish people and culture into the fabric of our lives. Together, let us build a Jewish home filled with loving affection, laughter, wisdom, and a dedication to peace and harmony for all humanity.
Secular Humanist II
We witness that on the day of the week, the day of the month of , in the year , corresponding to the day of , , here in , daughter of , and , son of , entered into this Covenant of Marriage. We pledge to nurture, trust and respect each other throughout our married life together. We shall be open and honest, understanding and accepting, loving and forgiving, and loyal to one another. We promise to work together to build a harmonious relationship of equality. We shall respect each other’s uniqueness and help one another grow to our fullest potential. We will comfort and support each other through life’s sorrows and joys. Together, we shall create a home filled with learning, laughter and compassion, a home wherein we will honor each other’s cherished family traditions and values. Let us join hands to help build a world filled with peace and love.
This ksuve witnesses before all present that on the _______ day of ________ in the year ________, the covenant of marriage was entered into between the groom, __________, son of ___ and ___, and the bride, __________, daughter of ___ and ____. Each says to the other, “I promise to you my laughter in times of joy and my strength in times of sadness, to offer my thoughts and dreams, and to accept yours. I pledge my friendship and fidelity. I will treasure your uniqueness and assist you to become the person you are yet to be, our love bringing us ever closer.” We also pledge to establish a home filled with reverence for learning, heritage, human potential, and social responsibility.