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I Believe In Marriage

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life,

    basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more times, and divorced twice. Strong emotion is not sustainable. Successful acquisition of practical things – like deciding which vehicle to purchase...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Marriage Can Be Beautiful

    Many people in my generation don't believe in marriage. They feel it's a piece of paper for tax benefits and for a long time I felt the exact same way. That was until I saw how beautiful it was to be vulnerable with another and to give of oneself with love.Marriage is more than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2012

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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.

    In the days of my grandparents, Marriage was a beautiful thing. To the modern couple, marriage is a trainwreck waiting to happen. The divorce rate (according to the census bureau) was last logged at 50%. Flip a coin. Tails = divorce. Heads still means married. But the census...
    Phreeek Phreeek 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    The Idea Of Getting Married Agrees With Me

    I don't believe you have to get married to have a good, lifelong relationship with someone.  I'm certainly not of the opinion that couples who consummate relationships outside the bounds of marriage are going to hell, either.  There are things far worse than that that...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M Jul 16, 2009

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    Despite Where Society Is Right Now

    It seems that marriage from a societal standpoint is no longer encouraged. We see fewer and fewer individuals, who are deciding to get married to their loved one. Part of this growing trend, can be attributed to the rise in divorce. Most statistics show, that the overall...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M Dec 3, 2013

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    I Want To Believe

    I am making this a goal.   This is highly necessary, as I am going to school to be a marriage counselor. Everyone always asks me why, at such a young and unmarried age, I already know I want to do this. I grew up in a small town, where everybody I knew...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F Nov 10, 2009

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    So Be It

    This is something I read on Reader's Digest, I hope they're not going to come after me for this. I've already created the group I Love Reader's Digest! When I asked a friend the secret to his 52 years of marriage, he replied, "We never go to sleep angry."...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Beautiful cathartic intimacy Deep mutual

    acceptance Profound sensual surrendered passionate lovemaking Mutual Emotional support Each person putting the other before themselves, in every regard Each person having a thirst for healing, wholeness, overcoming the damage of past generational and a better life. A...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I Love Him, So Of Course I Believe

    I believe that love is not just a feeling. It is a decision! I choose to love him even when he is rude or insensitive. I choose to love him even when he is angry for nothing. I choose to love him because if love is only a feeling, no marriage would survive. Choosing to love...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    I believe a wedding is about dressing up

    and having the most beautiful day of your life. But, I believe marriage is where you should learn that growing, changing, helping, asking for help, communicating, exploring, discovering and loving can all happen at once. I don't believe any marriage is perfect, but they can be...
    beckmonet beckmonet 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    Even thru all the trials in life I believe in

    marriage only b/c of who I serve & believe in which is Jesus! When you're having problems in your marriage is not the time to turn away from each but towards one another to maturely work on the issues presently. What happens when one is weak minded right now & keeps going...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F Apr 24, 2014

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    Commitment

    I believe in marriage as a commitment. If and when I get married my marriage will be my priority - I will want to make sure my husband is happy, and that our relationship is strong. When the going gets tough I want us to remember our love and promise to each other and try and...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Dec 6, 2009

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    Marriage is at best misunderstood by most

    people. It is a point in life where the natural world and the supernatural world meet. It is something that is recognized by governments and religious organizations but it was not created by them. Consider the fact that during slavery in the United States, slaves married each...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    We Know How....

    ... to make a good one......google: relationships and learn how.
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    The Responsibility Of Marriage

    I read a question on EP recently, that asked - "How do I tell my husband I need to be submissive sexually", or something like that. It always surprises me when someone asks something like this. Why don't people discuss these things with their partners BEFORE they marry? Things...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    I believe that couples will be happy

    if they keep their vows. I don't think I can be with a guy who makes up some excuse not to marry me because 'we don't need to get married'.
    sohomestuck sohomestuck 22-25, F May 1

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    Marriage is a huge leap of faith!

    If more people took their vows seriously than there would be less cases of divorce. Anyone who's married know that it's not easy & a lot of work but it is what you put into it as it is a vow unto God that is more than just a piece of paper. I see too many people giving up on...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    I have total a new concept of marriage ! Usually male think he needs to offer life to girls ,sure ! It is not wrong ! But it does not mean girls only gain it free ! I mean ,make...
    Noneever Noneever 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I've been separated more than a year. wife acting like she doesn't care anymore. taking me to court for child support and asking for $720a month for one child.!!!!!! I asked her...
    mattjr mattjr 41-45, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm not sure if ill ever get married. I don't feel love.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response May 23

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    Its been awhile since I have been here on EP. But its nice to see that a place still exist for us to let ourselves be heard, and to meet like-minded people who also share the...
    drknght75 drknght75 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    The Egyptian man pervert of bournemouth confessed to another Egyptian man that he invited me to his flat in Bournemouth to feed me . He also described me as a vagrant and mentally...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Does anybody still hold traditional values in marriage ? My partner will be taking my name she also wants obey put back into her vows . I know there`s a lot of women out there who...
    chris7369 chris7369 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    Ugh... Further testament to how my H believes the world revolves around him and that he wants me to be his mother: He tells me after I watch him take off his shirt, "I'm going to...
    FreewritingFreyja FreewritingFreyja 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I are 4 years apart and he is in the Navy xp.. Our plan is for me to finish high school and we get married (: is it bad though that we have only dated for seven...
    SonyaMaree SonyaMaree 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My marriage is pretty young and my wife wants to be lead [quote: with a strong hand] by me. She wants me to be a strong husband who leads her and the kids, whom she can follow and...
    seekinghusband seekinghusband 46-50, M 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I just joined the site yesterday and am amazed at how many groups and numbers of people in sexless marriages. I married fifteen years ago and both the marriage and the sex have...
    patricia37 patricia37 36-40, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    We have had an open marriage from early in our marriage and it has been great. We can't imagine being monogamous. It has very much added to our sexual intimacy as a couple, and our...
    toniangel toniangel 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Why has Australia fallen behind the world in legalizing gay marriage? The leader of the opposition, Bill Shorten, made a moving speech when he tabled a bill to legalize same sex...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    Definitely do not wait. You wouldn't buy a car without a test drive. You wouldn't buy a house without seeing it and having a survey. So why would you risk being sexually...
    Naturecharles Naturecharles 41-45, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Keonz Quek is an experienced marriage counselor, whose assistance has proved instrumental in the life of numerous couples. He provides marriage advice and counseling to couples...
    gordon54 gordon54 22-25, M May 7

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    For believers, prayer is an essential part of our personal relationship with the Lord. I like to think of prayer as being the act of speaking with God. The key words are personal...
    HeavensHome HeavensHome 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I definitely believe in traditional roles within a marriage. Women should be very submissive, and should not talk unless asked. In marriage men need to lead. Women have to listen...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 9 Responses May 12

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    hey if you're a werewolf or believe in werewolves I would like to message you or you message me. I believe they are real and that we can become them. I've got spells to try
    wolfboy16 wolfboy16 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I do believe in love but for some reason we've been told if u love a woman you can't or shouldn't sleep with other woman. I find that false I do believe I can love a woman or...
    DoYouRelate86 DoYouRelate86 26-30, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I love how most of the people that have written 'selecting this experience' are non believers. If you don't believe in God then why'd you press "Me too".... Should have kept it...
    takemeawayx3 takemeawayx3 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Well I read a post on marriage today here.This set me thinking.Can we change those who cheat in their marriages .I think we cannot unless these people...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 1 Response May 19

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    I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 8; we don't have kids and I'm 35; he is 40. We have struggled through our marriage at times as a result of my husband's drinking...
    SadPanda35 SadPanda35 31-35, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I don't know if this is just my depression talking, but I feel very alone, even in my marriage. I had a naive suspicion that I would feel better in marriage, that I would be fixed...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 8

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    Ireland has a vote this Friday on same sex marriage Polls say it will pass... (but will be close) Hopefully it will Equal rights to all I say Picture Shows an artist's mural on a...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses May 19

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    hi!sir this is rekha ,ihave married almost 10yr since our marriage my husband has not held a steady job in entire 10 yrs ,now he is not working ,he is not intrested to job,iam so...
    harshi1 harshi1 26-30, F 3 Responses May 21

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    Ireland is a republic...Today we vote on a change to our constitution to include same-sex marriage...The vote is on an amendment to article 41 of the Irish constitution to include...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M May 22

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    So recently I've been think about whether same-sex marriage should be part of state law of federal law. I was inclined to say federal law, but I can also understand why people say...
    TigeroftheOcean TigeroftheOcean 16-17, F 6 Responses May 25

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