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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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

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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

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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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    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 41-45, M Jul 16, 2009

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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 6 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    We Know How....

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

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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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    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 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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    Men are visually stimulated, and it is a wonderful benefit to a marriage when a wife understands that although modesty has a definite place in public, the home is place to be...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 5

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    What is marriage but a document and an expensive party?
    ImmaSlender ImmaSlender 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    AHHHH! Sometimes men are so infuriatingly frustrating!!!! I do not believe I am the marrying type, why did I ever choose to walk down the aisle? Lol! It's like talking to a 3...
    plhwish plhwish 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    To be a decent adult. Or a parent. But.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Most of the closest examples of what a woman should be comes from my role models (my mother, aunts, a select few celebrities, more mature women that I've mirrored). Almost all...
    anonymoussouthernbabe anonymoussouthernbabe 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    That my marriage was a match made in heaven...
    Kris99 Kris99 36-40, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I totally believe in this one. The success of being married is working together, communicating and being contented that you have each other back. My husband cheated on me for years...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F Nov 29

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    I believe that it's very important to pray using God's name. Some say; God is his name. How can a title be God personal name? I do believe that God want us to know his name and use...
    rain777 rain777 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Dating and "romance" are all about consuming. It's self-centered recreation without substance. Stick with that if you're shallow and short-sighted. Plenty of fun to be had there...
    AnythngIsPossibl AnythngIsPossibl 36-40, M Nov 29

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    This place really makes me question ever getting married. In here, you have many married people and you see all the problems they face. Cheating, sexless marriages, unhappiness...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    Well I'm not sure where this will end up. But I'm here as a former refuser. One to make some amends and two to tell the truth to all the women who are currently living with a...
    Transgressed Transgressed 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 22 and no I didn't wait for marriage but I believe that every women should be carful of who's out there. I promise people will put on "a show" for you, you just got to be able...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm Roman Catholic and believe that the reasons are based on evidence rather than faith. That said, I struggle with gay marriage and even the Biblical references on it. I've...
    originnone originnone 51-55, M 10 Responses Dec 6

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    You know what hurts? What really, really hurts about my marriage? That I am my Husbands Best Friend. He's told me this. It's true, all the good friends I've known him to have...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Active efforts to work on our marriage are "on-hold" to an extent over the holidays at my wife's insistence, though I struggle to believe good things can come from letting serious...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to think so,and believe whole heartedly in this. Pffft. Every day there are bad people doing bad things and guess what? They're living better than most of us! Kindness is...
    LadyLynwyn LadyLynwyn 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I believe in creating meaning in life, rather than searching for an inherent meaning.
    ajusu ajusu 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    I used to believe there was this imaginary guy that lived in the sky and he seriously made and controlled everything and he had this son who could walk on water and return from the...
    Zac8503 Zac8503 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    We live on a blue planet, that circles around a ball of fire, next to a moon, that moves the sea's and oceans, and you don't believe in miracles!!!!!
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    One day I'll have options other than story for EP as not everything is one but anyway I firmly believe a persons physical build as a male or female does not of itself have anything...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Dreams are so crazy. Especially being a part of church.. A lot of people say that they're a way God can speak to you. Which I believe. But then they say that all "nightmares" are...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I believe that everything happens for a reason that thing is I just wish I knew what the reason was
    tessa97 tessa97 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The love of my life and I met online. He lives in New England and I live in the South East. We started dating before we had even met each other in person. The best most loyal...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    For the past several months I've been having a lot of trouble, I've been fighting my mental illness' and fighting for a good day today I believe things can take a turn for the...
    meganirrgang meganirrgang 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I keep trying to tell my husband there's something in our office. He's had the house about 5-6 years before I came I to the picture. He doesn't believe in ghosts. I've asked our...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 59 mins ago

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    I want to belive in God:) I want to believe we aren't alone:) I want to belive in something because faith is what can keep us going when it becomes too hard to live...but the...
    Mrowenna Mrowenna 18-21, F 32 mins ago

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    Hi everyone, I guess I'm a refuser, and I found this forum because my partner has told me about how she's been reading these postings for solidarity. She says that when I touch...
    badger2blue badger2blue 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I really do believe in discipline I also believe in getting my butt wore out when lines are crossed and rules are broken... But the problem with me is that I'm to old for my mom to...
    Myalatrice Myalatrice 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 24

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    The hubby came home this morning at 5 am declaring he wants to have another baby.......I have 3 already. I guess he really doesn't see that our marriage is essentially over and I'm...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    When I came back to EP in October of this year, it wasn’t out of loneliness, although I was, but it was in wanting to connect with other people who have been, or are going...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    If the right guy came along I wouldn't hesitate to be in a long term relationship. But marriage I will never do again. I don't need a piece of paper to define my life and...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 28

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