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I Believe Marriage Is More Than a Piece of Paper

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    Marriage brings immeasurable changes in our

    lives. The odds are, we learn taking part in adjustments and compromises, so that our relationship lasts forever. And we succeed to a greater extent as we learn to value this heavenly relationship. Marriage prevails when both the partners acknowledge the fact that they will...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    It is work and dedication!

    It is growing, changing and excepting one another! It's hard work! One effects the other in a positive or negative way. One day you can be down and hopefully your partner can help hold it together or vice versa. Paper means nothing because I cut that sheet in half! That's the...
    sjroo00 sjroo00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2015

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    Yes marriage is more

    than a peice of paper. it's a trap to keep men broke and unhappy.
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I feel like marriage is more

    than a piece of paper because you think about it. . it is. To the government, it is just a piece of paper because it affects how the tax you and what you can do haha but to the two getting married, or at least if I were getting married. That piece of paper would just be physical...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jun 4, 2015

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    Of course it is, which is

    why I'm not giving myself to anyone on this site.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 4, 2015

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    Just because someone intersects into a marriage

    that is in trouble and wins over the man and convinces him to leave his wife. Regardless, of how you carry yourself you are still a home wrecker. I believe marriage is a sacred thing. And, interfering in any way before divorce papers have been drawn up is wrong. If people don't...
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadaccaa sadaccaa 26-30, F Jun 5, 2015

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    More Than Infatuation...

    "I believe marriage is more than a piece of paper". This is also what I believe. This is also why I'm still single at 44. You should hear the men I meet now. "What?! You've never been married? But you're attractive! I can't believe you've never been married!" In other...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    I'm not an extremist.

    People change or make mistakes. I don't believe one need stay in a poisonous relationship in order to secure a spot in heaven. Life is short. It's a gift to cherish. Having said that, I also believe if you make promises, you should make some effort to keep them. Love, honor...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    leneccaa leneccaa 26-30, F Jun 5, 2015

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    This quote goes out for every woman

    who believes that no matter what the circumstances are, she is not going to walk out of her man's life. "Most women want a man that's already established. A strong woman will be a part of his struggle, survive it, succeed together and build an Empire."
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    An Angel That Bears A Sword

    I've been thingking a lot about marriage lately. I've realised that I've always thought finding someone to love me would be like the end of the love story... and then we'd live happily ever after. It's occured to me that that's just the beginning. Then the hard part comes, the...
    UnderMyPillow UnderMyPillow 31-35, F 5 Responses May 24, 2012

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    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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadaccaa sadaccaa 26-30, F Jun 5, 2015

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    I've heard people say

    as we all have that its JUST a piece of paper... I contend that this is true IF..... That's what you believe it to be....
    goodboi goodboi 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    Marriage is lots of work!

    !! I myself do not have the paper nor do I desire to have the paper! I love my baby daddy! Lol we been together for along time!! I don't think a piece of paper will change out feelings for each other!
    ginaw35 ginaw35 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2015

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    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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alliecc11 alliecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2015

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    Sometimes I feel that me being 25 I should be

    married and pregnant with my first child and working in my career but then again I haven't found that right person yet to share my life..... The person that I find I want them to share the same values in life that I do: they won't want to get a divorce if things get rough and...
    psychologyLover08 psychologyLover08 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2015

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    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Jun 14, 2015

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    It's More Then Just a Piece of Paper

    My husband and I got together almost 6 yrs ago we've been married for 5 years. It's been the BEST 5 years of my life. Not only is he my soul mate he's my best friend, I can tell him everything. He may get upset but you know I'm not getting it from him. I know a lot of people...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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    I Hate When People Say This.

    Marriage is so much more than just a piece of paper and a ring.  It is such a shame that this entire world has gone down into the gutter.  No one wants to get, or stay, married anymore.  There is no sanctity in marriage these days. 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Today is my 16th Wedding Anniversary,

    I love my hubby lots and miss him dearly during the week!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    Marriage Is A Partnership, Loveship, Respectship And A Growingship

    Yes it can start off very romantic and even ridiculously sexual.  But basically it boils down to being able to grow with that person  in ways you would not choose to do so with any other person for the rest of your life. You both have to be able to let each other be wrong or...
    livingwell livingwell 51-55, F 46 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Marriage is so much more

    than the wedding day... I'm ecstatic to be married, but quite frankly am not as gung-ho about the wedding. If I wouldn't be disowned, my fiance and I would probably just elope to be quite honest. Just get it done and get to enjoy being married. Having the companionship and a...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    It is a commitment that should only be made

    if you are absolutely sure that he is "the one".
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    I truly believe marriage is more

    than just a piece of paper. I have been married to the same man for 18 years. We have honored our marriage contract from day one. We have never cheated on each other and never will because of the love we have for one another.
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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    i believe marriage is sacred!

    There are going to be rough times, ups and downs, moments you want to throw the towel but then again after thinking and cooling off.... can what ever issues be the reason you separate or even get a divorce? i will understand if a partner cheats on the other or if your life is in...
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    I've been separated more

    than a year. wife acting like she doesn't care anymore. taking me to court for child support and asking for $720a month for one child.!!!!!! I asked her does she wants a divorce and she looked at me weird and ask me why are you asking that question??
    mattjr mattjr 41-45, M 2 Responses May 2, 2015

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    There's nothing wrong with expressing your

    love to someone with your body through physical intimacy. Not only does this magnificent expression benifit reinforcing the relationahip between the husband and the wife but there are amazing physical and emotional benifits that come along with it. The issues come in to...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M Jul 22, 2015

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    so my dad is going on his 5th marriage,

    my mom is on her unhappy number 3 marriage. in my 26 years of life I have experienced divorce between my parents and their significant others 4.5 times. needless to say marriage isn't something I take lightly. while I give my dad props for trying to find love again. I find it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2015

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    Even though mine has ended I still hold to the

    belief that it's for life and someday it'll happen again for me with the right man. I'm wiser now and I'll listen to the universe this time And I'll spend the rest of my life worshiping that boy, until the end x
    inboots inboots 36-40, F 5 Responses May 20, 2014

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    You know I never understood people

    who insist that they would like to enjoy their freedom before they settle down in marriage. It's terribly sad there are so many men and women who perceive marriage as some form of oppression, confinement or being locked up. The idea is to find someone wonderful you can marry as...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2015

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    In my youth I didn't respect marriage

    and l distinctively remember flirting with a few married ladies during my late adolescence. When I became a Christian and started to study everything God created it included the marriage covenant between Himself, man and woman. I found myself defending it. It's terrible our...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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    the generation of the Millennials

    which is my generation has been led to believe that marriage will always be around so we should prioritize making money, building a career and establishing ourselves as a person before entering a union between man and woman. the problem with this is far too many men get...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    I know marriage is more

    than a piece of paper , and so does the people who make that claim if that's all it was then , they would marry the person who's saying , why can't we get married ?? ... If it's just a piece of paper what's the big deal ? Because it's more than 2 names on a paper ......
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jun 6, 2015

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    I really have a problem with these modern views

    on marriage or legal joining as negative or unnecessary. Marriage is not for most people. Marriage to me is more ceremony or religious and display for friends and family and if you can make that vow in front of those you love most and your creator to devote your life to taking...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F Nov 22, 2015

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    A Piece Of Paper Does Not Make A Marriage

    I believe marriage is legalized by the paper, but consummated by living up to its' meaning.  Marriage is a legal, binding contract between two consenting adults.  Sexual intimacy seals the deal!  Amazing how sex enters into a legal binding contract!  LOLMarriage is the...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    Loving as much as you can,

    that is what marriage is. Marriage has nothing to do with "a piece of paper," as it is so often dismissed.
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Jun 20, 2014

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    Marriage to me is dedicating your life no

    matter what to be with me. Wanting to do all you can just for me.
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F Jan 12

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    Marriage is within your heart.

    To me, you don't neccesarily need to have the piece of paper, it's just a bonus for me.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F Aug 5, 2015

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    Anything can mean more

    than its original form or tendency.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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