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I Believe In The Sanctity Of 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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    To People Who Judge Other People:You know who you are

    I blocked you because you judge people and you don't even know them.So be it. Just shows your immaturity. People must understand some of these things I do & write are not neccesarlly based on myself. They could be based on maybe somethings on my past OR SOMEONE ELSES. The main...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    I am 36 years old. I shock many

    when they find out about my inexperience and lack of knowledge of most things romantic. I am still waiting for my first real kiss. I am still waiting to be married before I willingly have sex. I have never been on a romantic date. I have never had an offline boyfriend. Many in...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    Growing Up In A Sexless Marriage

    I was almost tempted to join the "I Live In A Sexless Marriage" group, not because I live in a sexless marriage but because I grew up in one, i.e. my parent's one.I came on EP to write a weight loss blog and found that the largest group here is for people living in sexless...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 17 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    The Catholic Priest And His Married Parishioner

    A Catholic priest and one of his married parishioners had fallen in love and had planned to have an affair.  A get together had been planned one evening.But the priest thought better of it and stayed home.That night, a new born baby was left in a shoe box on the priory doorstep...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Hate To Burst Your Bubble

    i totally don't believe in the sanctity of marraige. i'm not a god fearing man and i live in a sexless marraige. supposedly marraige is for two people man and won to join together have sex and have kids. why should the religious community force their ideas on people who have a...
    fineboxes fineboxes 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    God Is The Third Person In Our Marriage

    I do believe that a validly contracted marriage between two baptised persons is a holy and sacred covenant.  I believe that when a man and a woman exchange vows they are given a unique participation in the Divine Life.  They receive all the graces necessary to survive their...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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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 I'm not sure what to do. Has anyone been through something similar?
    Misscandee Misscandee 70+, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    You keep using the words 'Gay'

    and 'Marriage' together, as though they represent something... this confuses me. Stop it. No... really. You tell me that you support 'Gay Marriage' I'm just not sure I understand what that is... the word is a contradiction. You don't believe me then? Maybe... I can explain...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Struck By Lightning: Matrimony

    This is the true testimony of Gloria Polo Ortiz after she was struck by lightning and had a near death experience. In this story, I am quoting from her book of this title, and that section in the book called, "Matrimony".I would like to speak to you about the great grace of the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Marriage Is Understanding All Is Not Perfect

    Marriage and takeing the vows with all that is involved is really lying from the start. Thou shalt not commit adultry etc. in the Bible states many commandments.  Many things are said and done in life. What's it all really mean...? It means when your in a marriage or in life...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F May 16, 2011

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    The Sanctity Of Marriage

    I believe in upholding the true definition of marriage. It is between two people that love each other.
    sky12345 sky12345 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Well I read a post on marriage today here.

    This set me thinking.Can we change those who cheat in their marriages .I think we cannot unless these people decide to change and understand how they are hurting others.Counselling or telling them to read up on the devastating effects of cheating on...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 2 Responses May 19

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    So recently I've been think about whether same-sex marriage should be part of state law of federal law. I was inclined to say federal law, but I can also understand why people say...
    TigeroftheOcean TigeroftheOcean 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so pleased that Irish people voted for Gay Marriages. If the theory that you are Gay because it is in your Genes. Then the new generation of Gay married people are not going...
    UKpervertEPlover UKpervertEPlover 70+, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 May 1

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    For believers, prayer is an essential part of our personal relationship with the Lord. I like to think of prayer as being the act of speaking with God. The key words are personal...
    HeavensHome HeavensHome 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Why should just heterosexuals suffer? Seriously "The sanctity of marriage?" The failure rate is insane, and celebrities treat it like it's a monthly contract that will...
    SRayne SRayne 51-55, M 1 Response May 11

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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 3 Responses Apr 27

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    To me there is nothing as beautiful, nothing as glorious, nothing as meaningful and perfect as a love-filled life. Nomatter what type of love it is,the effects are totally awesome...
    yellowrose27 yellowrose27 31-35, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure what I believe but I know that my husband believes in monogamy so I should probably stick with that belief! Great article from the Washington Post about changing...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Keonz Quek is an experienced marriage counselor, whose assistance has proved instrumental in the life of numerous couples. He provides marriage advice and counseling to couples...
    gordon54 gordon54 22-25, M May 7

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    I definitely believe in traditional roles within a marriage. Women should be very submissive, and should not talk unless asked. In marriage men need to lead. Women have to listen...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 8 Responses May 12

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    I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 8; we don't have kids and I'm 35; he is 40. We have struggled through our marriage at times as a result of my husband's drinking...
    SadPanda35 SadPanda35 31-35, F 3 Responses May 19

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    last night my boyfriend told me that he's moving out of town soon. And I'm so freaking sad,mad,and confused and dissapointed at the moment. I dont know what to say to him,it hurts...
    tabshao tabshao 18-21, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't know if this is just my depression talking, but I feel very alone, even in my marriage. I had a naive suspicion that I would feel better in marriage, that I would be fixed...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 8

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    Ireland has a vote this Friday on same sex marriage Polls say it will pass... (but will be close) Hopefully it will Equal rights to all I say Picture Shows an artist's mural on a...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses May 19

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    hi!sir this is rekha ,ihave married almost 10yr since our marriage my husband has not held a steady job in entire 10 yrs ,now he is not working ,he is not intrested to job,iam so...
    harshi1 harshi1 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ireland is a republic...Today we vote on a change to our constitution to include same-sex marriage...The vote is on an amendment to article 41 of the Irish constitution to include...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 5 days ago

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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 Apr 30

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    I have total a new concept of marriage ! Usually male think he needs to offer life to girls ,sure ! It is not wrong ! But it does not mean girls only gain it free ! I mean ,make...
    Noneever Noneever 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I met my wife in December of 1988 at a singles gathering at the Methodist Church. We seem to hit it of and when the weather outside had gotten worse and she did not want to walk...
    spenser60 spenser60 61-65, M 1 Response May 17

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    I'm in a sexless marriage. My wife and I have been together for 5 years. We knew each other too short of a time to actually truly get to know each other and we were both playing...
    SomethingLessConspicuous SomethingLessConspicuous 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi there. It seems weird to post in "I Live in a Sexless Marriage" now, since I have one foot out the door, so here I am. So much has happened since about 6 weeks ago, when I told...
    isoldeblue isoldeblue 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    THINGS CAN CHANGE Two years ago I never thought we'd be here. Never imagined that life could be so peaceful or feel so complete. Two years ago I thought my marriage was over and I...
    staryflower staryflower 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ireland decides Early tallies suggest that about 62% of the electorate voted yes (38% no) for same-sex marriage... Equality for all Beyond the obvious equal rights to determine...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    After I read the punishment for adulterers I'm horrified baffled and couldn't think about anything else but the crime news I read every day. I'd rather die than go through that so...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    If I believe that..why have I allowed myself to become involved in a triangle? In love with a woman who's in love with me but in a. unhappy marriage to a man. He lnows she loves me...
    ARarePiece ARarePiece 31-35, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I live in New Zealand and gay marriage was legalized here a couple of years ago. So there is currently a referendum circulating in my area to make gay marriage illegal again (it...
    peter1992 peter1992 22-25, M 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am 32-year-old south Indian (Telugu) gay guy who is in the closet. Am looking for a Telugu non-sexual/lesbian girl for marriage of convenience. I am currently working in USA. I...
    krishere1982 krishere1982 31-35 May 18

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    I am 32-year-old south Indian (Telugu) gay guy who is in the closet. Am looking for a Telugu asexual/lesbian girl for marriage of convenience. I am currently working in Texas. I am...
    krishere1982 krishere1982 31-35 3 days ago

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    I've been needing to say this out loud for a long time now and I have never had anyone to talk to. I can't even talk to my best friend about it. I met my husband when I was 17...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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