Princess Meghan Was Right and Wrong About Not Vowing to God to Obey Prince Harry in Marriage

Princess Meghan was right not to make the vow before God to obey Prince Harry if she has no intention on obeying her husband because the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:4-6, “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?”

On the other hand, Princess Meghan is wrong not to vow something that God’s Word says she must do anyway. The Bible tells wives to do the following: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing” (Ephesians 5:22-24).

The traditional marriage vow goes like this:

I,_____, take thee,_____, to be my wedded Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.

The vow Meghan said left out the “obey” part. And that’s okay. But what Meghan and Harry will learn soon is you will never change the marriage institution made by God; the marriage institution will change you. Marriage will make you or break you or both. Either you do marriage God’s way, or it will not work for you. Many people, whether royal or not, don’t understand that the reason half of marriages end up in divorce is because they think that they can change what God created, and that is not going to happen. For example, Princess Meghan, somebody is going to submit to and obey somebody, and if it is not you, there will be serious problems.

– Ella Breedlove