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I Believe In The Sanctity Of Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 275 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 2 Responses May 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband and I reconciled

    and a woman he had been seeing is making threats against me. She posted a fat woman cutting the heads off of Barbie dolls dressed in wedding gowns and said something negative about wives. I'm having an alarm system installed and I am going to buy some pepper spray. I may see...
    virginialady virginialady 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    I don't believe in throwing something as sacred as marriage away. I believe in fixing it! We were almost on the verge and instead, I fixed me and became a better wife! My husband...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    The people that I see who stay married are either cheating or not satisfied/happy.
    kibilichantelle kibilichantelle 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Like I've been thinking. My marriage is over. It has been for a long time. It's marriage by paper. For the longest time I thought s-x was what I needed. I got that. Then I realized...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I totally believe in traditional marriage roles. The man should be in charge. He should be the one to make any big (and little too if he wishes) decisions. The wife's role should...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
    RNMedic RNMedic 26-30, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize. This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    In order to have a perfect relationship that turns into a perfect marriage, the wife must honor her husband over her own will, and the husband must love his wife over his own...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    “My granddaughter calls those ‘butterbyes,” he said, pointing to the magnificent wall  across the staircase replete with colorful flowers that looked like...
    faithbee faithbee 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    sometimes I think that the only reason I never really get asked out is because I am a strong believer in sex after marriage (that and my annoying personality and my hideous body...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was watching the reality tv series Arranged and I thought wow, it must be therapeutic to go through the what ifs and shoulds before you get hitched to a person someone else chose...
    zizna zizna 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I never believed in love at first sight... until I first saw her... I fell deeply in love, I pursued her, the first and only woman that I ever pursued. I abandoned a few friends...
    brokencowboy brokencowboy 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    If you are paying attention you will notice that whilst i would like to find my soulmate, I don't actually believe one exists. I don't have a problem with wanting something unreal...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 20

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    There are many different depictions of angels in the world today. We are fascinated by the idea of heavenly beings and it's not hard to find jewelry, art, or even garden...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    I tend to reject the institution of marriage in general but I'm happy for those find their own happiness through marriage. I just hope the gay rights community in America doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Well, actually, it was an almost sexless marriage and it was all my fault. I had started a sewing business (sewing about 15 hours a day) and was busy taking care of grandchildren...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F Aug 17

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    My wife and I have been married for 13 years and she wants to leave. She says she feels empty inside and cannot live in a marriage without intimacy. While I knew things between...
    LonelyGuyHere LonelyGuyHere 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 17

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    I don't ever think i could get married. I would rather be in a relationship for my whole live haha
    AyeItsAustin AyeItsAustin 13-15, M Aug 16

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    I don't date for the sake of always being just a girlfriend. I date with the expectations of eventually getting married. Yes, I know, "dating is for fun and getting to know someone...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I was working out yesterday, I was thinking about Unjusted's recent post. It was such a good read. During my run, I pondered that while my Ex seemed to be so easy going, just...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I feel that it's just a matter of time before I leave my husband. He broke my trust and I don't believe a marriage can be truly happy without it. He lies too much when he's...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    It's not that I am scared of marriage- in fact, I want to love so badly. I want to give somebody unconditional love and be their best friend in their worst times. But, I am afraid...
    mmerose mmerose 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    The subject of divorce and remarriage rarely comes up for discussion yet it is clearly identified in the NT in several places, yet treated as a non-event by many. {7} They said to...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    You may be thinking... "God doesn't love me anymore...I'm gay." What makes you think God doesn't love you? Why would that be? GOD said He loves you, and He is perfect...incapable...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    You  need  to  read  this  BEFORE  Jesus  comes  back!!Left Behind - Jesus Came. What's Next?Details on life during the TribulationIf you...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F Aug 8

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    I lost my job today. The same thing I've been doing since I was 15 and again I was told I wasn't good enough. I have to believe there is a reason for all that is happening, with my...
    rnwytrain85 rnwytrain85 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 6

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