Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We Know How....

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I believe in helping others, but have found over the years,you need to make sure,the one you are helping understands. So many things have changed in the world. Sometimes now if you...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hope hasn't had the best life. Her sister Charity died at birth and her sister Faith always had it easier. Still, I believe in Hope. Yes, three sisters. Triplets, actually.
    DeeCup DeeCup 18-21, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My refuser always tells me that our marriage is sexless and she refuses to have sex because it's all my fault. It's always something I didn't do or something I should have done...
    ShadowSteel ShadowSteel 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I believe the Bible hints at animals going to heaven, as it says God will preserve both man and beast. And it says God enjoyed their presence in the Garden Of Eden. But I also...
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I believe in eternal life and I want to go to heaven (what Christian doesn't?) but it's in the Bible that things that are not seen are eternal. And we can see things that are "not...
    imaginaryfriendBFF imaginaryfriendBFF 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I went through stages in my sexless marriage to get where I am now. The first stage was denial, followed by hope. I told myself it would get better. The next stage was cajoling...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 8 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You have to push yourself, pace yourself, dedicate yourself. But most of all you have to BELIEVE in yourself."
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Perhaps most of my generation are supposed to be cynical about marriage, the 'it's only a piece of paper' 'divorce rates are too high' and this little gem - 'I couldn't stay...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I FIRMLY believe that women should not get pleasure from sex. Our bodies were made to have babies and to be subservient to men. Being taken from behind, having strong hands on your...
    Lisabackstage Lisabackstage 31-35, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If u are going through something u feel u won't ever overcome, just know its on temporary and whatever it is God is right there riding through the storm with u. Just believe and...
    lovelybutterfly123 lovelybutterfly123 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm an atheist: I reject the notion that theres a god watching out for me at all times. But I also reject some other things, I reject culture and tradition. But that doesn't mean...
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If god exists, then he would have revealed himself to every single person in the world when the very first human beings appeared, which was at least 10's of thousands of years ago...
    rick357 rick357 22-25, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone feel like you have to beg to get your husband to bed you? And on top of that, mine makes a face as though he is disgusted that i am asking for it. Truly breaks my heart. I...
    Verraoh Verraoh 26-30, F 8 Responses 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My marriage is killing me. I don't want to have to leave to a women's shelter. My family is out of state. They don't even know.
    UnicornFlavoredPizza UnicornFlavoredPizza 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do believe in heaven because it gives me hope that one day I will have somewhere I belong to, and somewhere that belongs to me.
    Keeley224 Keeley224 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One man. One woman. (Prepare to be offended in 5...4...3...2...1....) Anything else isn't marriage. No matter what the Supreme Court says.
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I actually met my fiance on Experience Project. We had a wonderful long distance relationship for four years. Sadly he passed away suddenly on November 18, 2014.....we were...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in a long distance relationship a couple years back - it was a much older boyfriend who moved away to a different continent, and within two weeks I broke it off because I...
    theegyptianprincess theegyptianprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.
    RepentTillSeptember RepentTillSeptember 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Breathe You know, I never said thank you I've prayed and passed graces through my lungs I've asked and received I've drawn out and receed To windows sharing views of life To...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really believe everything happens for a reason....dropped out of college, found a job but barely making enough to support myself and my family...but one day while surfing through...
    Takeactionwithangel Takeactionwithangel 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    the problem I think for me is that I think that people want to believe they're good guys so strongly that they can deceive themselves, I mean rationally even Hitler thought he was...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am not going to marry anyone.i have already decided that.i hate too much responsibilities.i want to live like a free bird :)
    bearhugs00 bearhugs00 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Never plan on having one, and I've been consistent in my opinion about marriage for several years. There are some personalities that are not suited for long term monogamous...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Some time ago I posted a story called paying for love. There was a woman in my life. I saw her several weekends a year. We live in different States over a thousand miles apart. We...
    Spaneele Spaneele 56-60 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel