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I Believe In Marriage

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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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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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 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 7 Responses Apr 16, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 22

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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

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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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    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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    We Know How....

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    Success in Turning Around a 20 Year SM: Part 1 - Overview This summer I celebrated my 20th anniversary. For the first 19 ½ years, we lived in a SM / virtual SM. The reason I am...
    TimeforLiving2 TimeforLiving2 41-45, M 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    A couple more signs of marital recovery. I keep telling the betrayed wives who message me, focus on actions, not words. My husband said all the right words when he cheated. But...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 17

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    Hmm this week I've been adding stories to the experiences I've chosen since being a member on here. I've been adding each story one at a time.And so far it's been pretty straight...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I just recently found out that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    I got married at 16 and my husband was 26, and there were a lot of people that said it would never last. Although most of my family were supportive I know behind my back there...
    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 15 Responses Aug 13

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    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    Used to think i was going to meet a perfect girl, someone i wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Used to think i'd get married and everything will be just fine, but that...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Aug 21

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    I have been denied sex by my wife for the past 24 years. I acknowledge that in the beginning I was responsible for most of the problems in the relationship. I was an alcoholic and...
    davejgj davejgj 66-70, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am so exhausted from the roller coaster. Not enough sex, talk to my husband about it. Fights and tries to blame me so make whatever changes but ultimately promises it will get...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I believe some people marry to stop from being alone not caring if the make another person lonely. I have been married going on 12 years and my wife slowly started losing all...
    distant7322 distant7322 46-50, M 16 Responses Aug 20

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    Hi. New here and posting fir the first time. Hoping it helps to vent. Married for 20 plus years. No physical contact in the last year. Only reset sex once every 3 or 4 months, at...
    Butitsallovernow Butitsallovernow 46-50, M 27 Responses Aug 2

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    Well, I went on one date, so I guess that counts. Just the other night, a month after I left my marriage. The friend of a friend that had noticed me in circles previously and heard...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 4

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    Ok so I am married with two kids for 7 yrs to my best friend, two young kids 5 and 2. Ever since having kids the "US" in the marriage has slowly diminished. He would sit in the...
    hbgirl24 hbgirl24 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    My magical journey based on book "The magic" written by Rhonda Byrne for attracting my desires of life( A perfect dream JOB and my marriage with my love) Day 28-Remember the magic...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Oh well my secret is out and as much as I hate to say it I live in a sexless marriage. My story does not quite start like a fairytale as when we met we were both recovering from...
    mysteryjourney mysteryjourney 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    While I do not believe it is man's right to change God's given law regarding marriage........everyone is still entitled to their own choices and if someone is attracted to their...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I live in a sexless marriage have been for the last 6 years... Just didn't realize I was until recently. In my situation i never married for love, didn't even find him attractive...
    Sobeit06 Sobeit06 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Love Peace Marriage Relationship Will all be victorious in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I will not tell you my name But I will tell you my age I am 23 years old If you and...
    broskidude broskidude 22-25, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Nowadays i am kind of on the fence about soulmates. The one and only, true love. I have met my kindred spirit in an ex. We get along unbelievably well.. And even though we are...
    Ambiguoustruth Ambiguoustruth 22-25 2 Responses Aug 4

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    No matter how open and honestly I speak to my wife about the lack of any and all intimacy in our relationship she refuses to care to do anything about it. She says she has no...
    007jeep 007jeep 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Today is my hell. I am very lost. I wanted to be happy in the life I created with my wife but we got way off the path. I have wanted, to want, what I have. I want to feel...
    Fluxification Fluxification 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I don't believe in love that last for ever we always hear and read about stories that two love each other but someone die in the end .. i don't hear about two lovers married and...
    onlypeace onlypeace 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    ************ a sin? No offense anyone. I would just like to get different opinions. Most of the Christians I have talked to believe it is a sin, so I wonder if it continues being...
    AlexandraWard AlexandraWard 22-25, F 24 Responses Aug 9

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    I have addressed the envelope and will mail it soon... sigh. It's really over. I went through these weird phases. I lived the status quo, my whole life was about him. Then I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    This is how much is missing when sex is missing from one's marriage. "“Sex is more than an act of pleasure, it’s the ability to be able to feel so close to a person, so...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 10 Responses Aug 11

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    I have this amazing women in my life and things are very complicated as we are both married. My marriage is failing and is coming to an end please see my other post. The thing is I...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Need to share my story, guess I'm just getting mad by not being able to talk about it and have to have some feed back, specially from men, just to be able to understand my big...
    tangoandjuliette tangoandjuliette 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    DON'T TAKE THE BAIT: I am a Christian and I am not ashamed to say Jesus comes first in my life. Life has been difficult during this last year, it has been my first year of a new...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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