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I Believe Marriage Is More Than a Piece of Paper

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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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    Marriage

    I married my husband because I loved him. That paper didn't change anything,but my last name.
    bobbysgirl398 bobbysgirl398 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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    I actually have two wives

    and practise polygamy! I know people don't view this as a acceptable social norm but my culture permits it, and that why I practise it. But for a long I've not been attracted to my first wife who I only visit like once every two years because I work abroad
    soloA1 soloA1 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Story #254 Definitely

     Marriage must be a commitment to someone whom you vow to love and respect and be true to. Otherwise, you may as well tear it into strips and use it as toilet paper.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 30, 2011

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    Marriage Holds So Much Meaning

    Marriage is such a beautiful thing. It is so much more than signing a piece of paper. It is the uniting of two people in love who proclaim their unwavering love and respect for each other. Its the entwining of two hearts. A promise to each other to always be there through the...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2011

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    I Given My Heart And Would Have Given More

    I loved my wife more than anything . She walk out after 10 years of great marriage. We were couple for 12 years.One day out of the blue she did not come home one night after dinner with a few friends. Two days later she moving out and few weeks latter I am receiving papers.Tell...
    htc222 htc222 31-35 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    True That

    It is. It is a convenant with God. God takes marriage very seriously. 1 Corinthians 11: 9-10 9 Neither was man created on account of or for the benefit of woman, but woman on account of and benefit for man. 10 Therefore she should be subject to his authority have a covering on...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F Nov 21, 2010

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    My Vows Are More Than Just Words

    The vows that I took mean more to me than just words.  They are my pledge to the person that I married and wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  I stayed true to those vows even after my spouse didn't.  I know that some would think I was stupid for staying but...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 Sep 30, 2009

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    Cookie Consecration

    One year ago today... or technically yesterday now... I made a commitment to the love of my life and pledged to be with him forever and love and take care of him and he did likewise. People may still consider us teenagers, although we are legal adults, and may think that we are...
    HazelnutEyes HazelnutEyes 18-21 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    Marriage Is More Than Just Settling Down

    I believe marriage is when you finally found the one you really love Im not going to give until I find a woman that will take my breath away when I see the for that very second a woman that I can love honor respect and protect its been awhile since I fell in love with someone...
    angelus1988 angelus1988 22-25, M Feb 1, 2011

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    I Beleive It Is!

    Marriage shouyld be for commitment NOT FOR SEX! It is a deep connection between to people for the rest of their Earthly lives and into the next life(eternity).
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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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 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    It's About Togetherness

    Looking back on it, I've always felt that marriage was more than just a piece of paper. Maybe it's the government's way of keeping track of every human being in the country for some sort of census but either way, I don't need that sheet of paper. I don't need to have the big...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Completely

    To me I believe you should get married to a person you love and always will love. Marriage is about the commitment and love between two people and I also believe that you should get married once so I think you should think seriously about getting married before you do, it's...
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    Marrage To Me

         Marriage to me is a partnership. You both work together 50/50. I have seen one marriage fall a part. Because they had meals seperat. Did their own launry. The wife was always off with her family. Thats not a marriage to me. Thats just roommattes to me...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2010

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    We Do!

    We believe marriage is more then just a piece of paper. Marriage is about being there for each other no matter what. Being faithful to each other even in times of hardship. Even though we are not legally married YET, we do consider ourselves married. We consider each others kids...
    AngelAndDemon AngelAndDemon 22-25 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Marriage

    I think that getting married is a big deal and that a lot of people jump in to marriage with out realizing that it is a long term thing. I know of a lot of marriage's that when they get married and when they live in everyday life together as a married couple, that they do not try...
    nekajean nekajean 22-25, F Jul 29, 2010

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    A Marriage Of Convenience

    It all started over 22 years ago. I met the most wonderful man. But I was with another. He was never going to marry me or even stay faithful. But he was important because i couldnt have a child for 13 years and i finally with the help of doctors ad 3 surgeries I finally concieved...
    tabitha1960 tabitha1960 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    Throwaway

    I guess it's indicative of the society that we live in that people get married without really paying attention to the words or the vows. I am getting married next Spring (my first), and yes, I do take the words that we will say very seriously!
    MrsKateBrown MrsKateBrown 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2009

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    Marriage Is Out Of Love

    You grow up dreaming of the day you meet him.  He treats you nice while you date.  Tells you how pretty you are.  Once you marry he turns into someone else.  You end up becoming his maid.  I married my husband 8 years ago because I truly loved him. ...
    lostinlove63 lostinlove63 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    I Do, I Will, But Not Yet..

    Person A and Person B have  known each other going on two years now. When they first began talking, person A was still married to person C.Person C cheated and was unfaithful many ways to person A . Through the first year, person B didn't move person A in any way to get divorced...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Integerty

    I am just wondering what happen to the integrity of men and women were they just cheat like no big deal. Or want to throw away their spouse and get a newer version. Why stand up there at all and say those vows before God and everyone if in your heart you really don't mean them...
    wildflower65 wildflower65 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    The Paper Really Doesn't Mean Anything To Me

    Marraige is a lifetime committment and takes work every day to keep it going. The paper was acquired at the court house the day the judge married us, but that was just a formality to me. We were already committed to each other and nothing was going to change that. I married my...
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    I'm Old-fashioned *shrugs*

    When I was growing up, I watched a lot of love movies like The notebook, Titantic, and the old disney movies with the happy endings like Aladdin , Snow White and so much more. In those movies I saw real love and thats what I want in my marriage. I only want to be married once...
    WholeLotOfThis WholeLotOfThis 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Marriage

    Marriage is the committment to each other that you vow to be husband and wife. The true bond comes through the vow and meaning of marriage.   Marriage is taken far to likely now days. So easy to get divorced. It's come to the norm that if you marry you can divorce. It...
    diggerswife diggerswife 46-50 2 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    Partner

    To me marriage is a mental commitment. I have studied a fair amount of cultural anthropology in my time.  One of my favorite stories was of this small tribe.  For them it is like civilization does not exist.  They rise with the sun, go to bed with the sun. ...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    Please God ...

    I have bad love story in my past, and now I try to find a new love for me. A real love that not only care about a beauty, money or something else. I try to find someone to marry, and I know God will send him into my life. But sometimes my past always make me very scared about...
    azmya azmya 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    A Piece Of Paper? Think Again!

    Firstly I think marriage is a very serious commitment between two people. Willing to trust each other enough to blend their lives, and not only share their possessions, and their heart, but their legal responsibilities, and that which they accumulate together. In other words they...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2010

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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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    Divorce Is A.piece Of Paper

    Many of you have read my recent stories and those dear friends who have been with me from the begging know how I have stuggled with this destructive force that came into my life. I confronted my husband again about his play pet in florida. And also about the fact I know there...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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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 Do....

    Yes I do believe marriage is more then just a peice of paper. Honestly, that peice of paper is a legality, nothing more. To me, marriage is the merging of two people, bound together by the love they have for one another, held together by their hearts. Its two soulmates joining...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 17, 2010

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    BullShit ...

    If marriage is just a piece of paper I would never get married for all of my life Bc its not worth my whole life for a just a piece of paper Never Ever ...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    It Is.

    Marriage is a union of two persons in union under the eyes of God. Nowhere should there be a command to gain permission from the government to enter into such a sacred contract.
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings 31-35, F Aug 18, 2011

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    Life Long Commiitment

    Marriage isn't just a piece of paper it's two heart promising to love honor and cherish for life... Not just when the mood strikes it's about weathering the good times and the bad times Marriage to me is a life long commitment you make it's not something you can just do and then...
    CountryBaby22 CountryBaby22 22-25, F May 21, 2013

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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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    Commitment

    I am positive marrage is way more than A piece of paper. It is A commitment . A couple who have been together for long enough, can get along with one another, and who love each other should naturally want to settle down and get married.
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    Important

    My parents got divorced, and my mom's parents got divorced. So when I  get married, it is frekkn ON. I am going to find someone I won't have to leave and I'm going to do it right. I know a pure love, and I know I can find it if I try. Marriage is extremely sacred to me. It's not...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's just somewhere I would like to be more than here. Although fantasy worlds seem to have ongoing war and troubles, it still feels like a better place to be. Middle-Earth is my...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My poor baby was in a motorbike accident on Wednesday, and has broken at least five ribs, and his thumb on the other side. He is a bit of a mess, and its killing me to not be there...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    And manga. And Kawaii culture. And otaku culture and cosplay. And nekos. And weird fietishes. And Tokyo and Harajuku fashion. And samurai and ninjas and martial arts. And J-pop...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nobody comes before my dogs i love them more than anybody a dog is the only thing that loved you more than itself
    ILoveBaxter ILoveBaxter 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    My german shepherd <3 More than just a dog, my best friend, my family ! Has so much personality . Always makes me feel like there's someone to turn too, I love you more than...
    skindeeep skindeeep 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's an empty feeling that I feel. It's with me everyday,it's a feeling that returns to me Whenever you're away,I simply miss you being there. Life seems dull and flat, Without you...
    vansai vansai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    okay so there's a neighbor I like more than a friend(for privacy in this story im going to say their name is Andee) One night I was really bored so I walked by this bar near my...
    like0Rlove like0Rlove 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I am a young mother. I have made many, many mistakes in my past, true. I was a wild teen who came from a broken home. Both of my parents were/are drug addicts. My father was in and...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Mar 31

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    My dog is perfect. He is just like me in every way. Stubborn to no end. Sweet when he wants to be. Likes to be alone when he needs to but know that you are right there. Loves to go...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I like to think I'm more than just someone with a pretty face and I have brains and know how to use my brains. Now a days everything is about looks and look at me junk. Doesn't...
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 Apr 8

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    Have you ever loved someone more than you ever thought was possible? When you love someone that much your willing to do anything for them. Love just changes you. and always make...
    loveyourself22 loveyourself22 16-17, F Apr 11

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    It began when I was as young as 7 years old. Heartbreak and loss. Each time I trusted somebody, they eventually left. And everytime it happened, it felt as though they took a...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I tried to stop thinking about you, but you popped in my head everyday. I miss you, I miss us. I think about you being happy with me. I remember the feeling of getting to see you...
    Qady44 Qady44 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    Most women dream of marriage but it never appealed to me. I dont believe there is a man special enough for me to want it.
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Originally written a couple of years ago, thought I'd share this here. Enjoy! Time is everything. "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29