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I Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    There's absolutely no point to it. First, I abhor the idea of getting any sort of government involved in personal relationships. Who was the first person to suggest that anyway...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    People could be committed for life or break each others hearts and crush one another's souls for free, ya know? And just think, if we took all the marriages that ended in divorce...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm excited for valentines day!! what is everyone doing?
    alexa22612 alexa22612 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I don't know why I want to be married, I don't want the responsibility but I just want the companion
    monaroyalty monaroyalty 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I got married when I was 17, I was expecting my Frist baby, we been together since I'm 25 now :) going on 26, we have 3 beautiful Daughters now. I believe marriage is not like a...
    Marialz Marialz 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    So we are down to about once a month. There are lots of reasons why. Al of which logically seem ok. Still breastfeeding, but she wants to stop. Has wanted to stop with our...
    Alohaguy Alohaguy 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel like since he doesn't even sleep with me, I should never be talked down to. He should be 100% kind to me. I feel so intolerant. I'm wishing I was not in a...
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Tuesday my wife and I begin talking to a marriage counselor. I have an appt next week with the lawyer to advise if I should move out and how to protect my share of the marital...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Quite a few men on this site keep asking me what I am waiting for to have sex, but I am not looking to loose my virginity any time soon! I am waiting for marriage because your...
    BrittanyClare18 BrittanyClare18 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yes, I believe in God. But lately, I've been wondering about where I truly stand on the matter of my beliefs. I have said, over the years, that I'm a Christian/Catholic. But now, I...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 35 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in sex before marriage. I am a Christian and I truly believe that sex is a gift from God that is intended to bring a husband and wife closer together. Whether you...
    illnameitlater illnameitlater 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm somewhat unique in the fact that I am a southern Baptist who believes that gay marriage should be legal. My reasons is I have started to wonder in the last year if gay is a...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I personally think that marriage counselling is a waste of time and money. If there's a problem in the relationship only the two of you can resolve the issue (if you both want to...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    So I was talking with this zealous Atheist and all her cronies who sincerely believed that the world would be better off without religion. Now there's a few problems with that...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 18 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have a dad who, more or less at times. Always have been rather anxious, causious, nervous, poor self-image, slightly depressive. Mom even somewhat the same, tho differently...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't believe in it because it makes your relationship sound kinda fake. Do you really need a license and a bunch of paperwork just to know that your in love with someone? I don...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    It is the middle of the night and I have just been rejected again last night. Today, my wife flies overseas for 2 weeks and she does not show the slightest inclination to have even...
    Sub305k Sub305k 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I've only been married 1 year and 1 month. We were friends for 2 years, then together for 2..you think that would be the set up for something amazing. Today I find out that he is...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    i do not believe why people here in india believe that marriage is the only destination of a girls life, for me if a girl is self capable to handle her life and the consequences in...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I kind of regret getting married. *The crazy thing is one of the most disturbing nightmares I ever had was while I was in my teens, and it was about me marrying a decent man who...
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I am a male who has been married for 11 years, we have a nine year old son and i have ruined our marriage through my jealous behaviour. I have moved out for the second time so we...
    sema4444 sema4444 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I do. I believe in God the creator. Why would you believe in gas?
    AtypicNic AtypicNic 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    My husband stopped having sex with me 4 years ago, I believe due to his unexpressed anger issues. I literally tried everything to seduce him - but in the end, it was just...
    tooprettyforthis tooprettyforthis 51-55, F 7 Responses Feb 9

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    Immediately after posting my story regarding losing EP friends to death, I received an email from a long time friend, 1964jay. He informed me he has colon cancer and it has spread...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 32 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am engaged to what i believe is a good man. We moved in 6 months after we started dating and a month later he proposed, I said yes. We started fighting a lot in month 10. The...
    bleuoiseau bleuoiseau 26-30, F Jan 28

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    We r raised to believe things in life go in a certain order n marriage is just another one of those things thats expected from us. in order to achieve happiness these things have...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I've been married for 6 1/2 years. 3 months ago my husband had to confess to cheating because he tested positive for chlamydia. I was devastated. I couldn't believe it. Throughout...
    Kylamama518 Kylamama518 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I respect it if that's what someone wants to do. My issues lie with people that want to enforce traditional roles onto marriages of other people. Some women don't want children...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am 33 years old now and have been married 17 years. I know probably most are against arranged marriages but all I can say is that for me it has been wonderful.
    akaLauraWhitmer akaLauraWhitmer 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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