The words, “I take you as my wife/as my husband,” bear within themselves precisely that perennial and ever unique and unrepeatable “language of the body,” and they place it at the same time in the context of the communion of persons. “I promise to be faithful to you always, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to love you and honor you all the days of my life.” (John Paul II, TOB, 103:5)
Today the idea of a permanent marriage seems outdated, impossible. But that’s because we have lost sight of the fact that marriage is God’s project first, not ours. It is a grace filled adventure of trust:
Is it hard to love one person forever? Sure! That’s why marriage is a sacrament.
Another good post: The Sacrament of Marriage