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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    Related Experiences

    I've been unhappily married for so long I believe now no one should commit themselves to one person for the rest of there lives. Marriage and divorce is a rip off. Thinking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    A piece of paper? Yes. An important one. Birth certificates are just a piece of paper. Try to get drivers' license, a social security card or any other benefit without it. Pieces...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    every chain starts with two rings ;-)
    ralf78do ralf78do 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    All these stories of cheating on here make me not want to ever get married
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I would never discredit the legitimacy and ceremony and legal commitment that others have. But I consider myself merged, combined, and united with my man even though we haven't...
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I've been married for 1 year and We have a 4 month old baby. I'm so miserable in this marriage and I have no one to talk to. I always have to pretend to society (family, friends...
    Honeymonster27 Honeymonster27 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I have been married for close to 3 years and have a beautiful daughter. Since the first day of our marriage, my husband is largely absent. He has a very demanding job which...
    notashappyasilook notashappyasilook 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I experience deep sadness every time I think of how miserable and sad my marriage has become.
    sadsoul1975 sadsoul1975 36-40, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I got out. Best decision of my life. Every situation is different, and ending a marriage (particularly when there are children involved, which there are for me) is a serious...
    ericseviltwin ericseviltwin 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I grew up in a happy family, my parents loved each other so much; they still do, I have always longed for someone who respected and loved me that much. My husband is so against...
    TheDeadRose3 TheDeadRose3 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F Apr 26

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    First,if you are man,this might offend you. Or even if you are woman,this might offend you. This is just my opinion even if you guys don't like it. i speak my mind. So...before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    blackwomendating blackwomendating 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I believe in marriage and would like to get married but my partner doesn't believe in it. I love him and he says he loves me too. I feel like I have to leave him because of it but...
    Misscandee Misscandee 70+, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I believe in love and i know and see many people who love one another every day, but rarely do i hear them say they are in love or still in love after a long period of time...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I was deployed my wife was having an affair. Needless to say I was doing a lot of praying and begging to God. I would always say God if you fix my marriage I will go back to...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 9 Responses Apr 10

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    I believe in God not because I have to but because I want to. No one is making me believe in him. I choose to do that my self
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Well wishes & encouragement appreciated! Hubby & I are going to the city for the next four days to check things out. Our hope is to move there this summer as a big step forward...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Throughout all of history no society ever accepted marriage to be between two people of the same gender. There were plenty of societies that practiced polygamy and polyandry or a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I am still in a green card marriage. I love him and I believe he loves me. He often travels back to Europe for work because we need the money. I just landed a great job which I...
    reydog reydog 46-50, F Apr 11

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    disclaimer - im infj. and my fingers are numb and cold so im not typing well, sorry about that. :3 not sure if this is gonna post. i dont remeber what i've written on this site...
    surfnatty surfnatty 22-25 1 Response Apr 19

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    I have 2 girls, one aged 3.5 and another aged 1.5. and I go to bed each night feeling guilty that I didnt have more patience or compassion for my girls. I do take responsbility...
    XenaX123 XenaX123 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I think everyone should have the right to marry the person they love no matter what ethnicity,religions,beliefs,sexuality or whatever they are everyone deserves to feel that joy...
    JC6596 JC6596 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 22

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