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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 158 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    It's a shame marriage is looked down on and viewed in this way, any relationship is a risk and many end in divorce but for me, being married is something I have always wanted. It...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Like most things in life, marriage is what individuals choose to make of it. Unfortunately there are those who choose to abuse and betray it. Others try to avoid it. Some even try...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have never been married, but I do know if relationship does finally end it will most likely happen at the worst time. When you are already married, that's why I don't want to get...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 13

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    I don't believe that I need a legal marriage to solidify the way I feel about someone. I feel that just being together and living in the moment should be enough on both sides. If I...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 12

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    You will either be together forever or split up... Marriage doesn't change that outcome.
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 23 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    We now have legal and moral obligation to one another.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    But today. Just contractual benefits. Or a fiscal safety net. Needed. Because the wealthy take every penny. Deserved or not. And up prices. Insanely high.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    It is a commitment.In India ,most wives are expected to take care of their in laws.Either they stay with you or you stay with them .Even if they stay separate,their needs should be...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Agree. I was happy and everything was great, then I got married, and everything changed like I expected. I never was a person that believed marriage was necessary. But I did...
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Married 25 years with three kids (25, 23, 21). I have been living in a sexless marriage (meaning zero sex) for the past 6 years, touchless (meaning zero touch) for the past 3 years...
    acceptingmediocrity acceptingmediocrity 56-60, M 8 Responses Mar 9

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    I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING... I have read so many stories of sexless marriages on here.. No intimacy! I am so sorry for many of you. I was treating my spouse very similar...
    KeraJo75 KeraJo75 36-40 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I truly and firmly believe in interracial dating and marriages and off springs that come from their unions. I am a white female and my husband is black man. We have six biracial...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I'm telling about married life. In my childhood I wounder how two person can live together with their whole life. Because i believe that every person have their own ideas and own...
    BenJimmy BenJimmy 31-35, M Mar 14

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    Diary of a Sad Man Day One “Please let me be your friend. I promise to be a good one.” And she was. The best. Ever. We’re a continent away, but from the very beginning, there...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I did when I was a child, but children believe all sorts of stupid things. Life has taught me that what we call love is merely an electrochemical hallucination. Love is a term...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 5

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    I Believe Just~ I still question the reason for why it happened... Somethings their is no explanation for... But you have to trust that it was for the better... For a long time...
    SleepyPrincessK SleepyPrincessK 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I believe in love, I believe a woman need to fall in love with a man before going into a relationship because a woman will need that love later in the relationship or in marriage...
    Afua77 Afua77 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Roy Moore calls for 'Biblical marriage' at Texas rally AUSTIN, Texas — About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call...
    FindMeIAmYours FindMeIAmYours 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today I feel thankful, I guess I woke up on the right side of the bed. These types of marriage screw with your mind so much that you never seem to be in the same mindset. You're...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 17 Responses Mar 12

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    I consider myself a Christian though I do not go to church. I don't need a fancy building to worship my Lord and to give thanks. I know in my heart I love, trust, and believe in...
    tayyylorrrrr tayyylorrrrr 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    What is preconceived thinking and how is it acquired. A lot of preconceive ideas stem from religion,from "Holy books" that most followers of that faith take literally without...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    In the past, I spent a considerable amount of valuable time ruminating about my frustration with my lack of connection re SM or STBX. I was jealous about what I wished I had. It...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I would love to have a marriage with traditional roles, but I still like working so I have my own money to buy the things I want and need.
    ddg123011 ddg123011 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I honestly see myself being with someone of any race, culture, or ethnicity. Interracial marriages are beautiful :)
    Lila234577 Lila234577 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A person who after some months, decided to choose a partner instead of an old mother in the homeland like me, sooner or later will get bad karma. I believe in that, and I have...
    Violet302 Violet302 31-35, F Mar 9

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    A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired. · A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. · A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Got fooled by men 3-4 times before. The same age as me, and 3-8 years older than me. Until a time that I told myself, to halt for love for a while. Focus on my career and my future...
    selfiefreak14344 selfiefreak14344 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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