Friday, June 20, 2008

The Meaning of Marriage

To me, marriage is more than a piece of paper. Marriage is about the bond of love you have with someone else. It’s about knowing you’ll love them for the rest of your life and beyond. It’s about knowing you’ll be there for them when they need you the most, and even when they least expect it. It’s about the feeling of happiness when you are with them; that they make you a better person. It’s about the compromises and sacrifices you are willing to make because you love them as much as you do. It’s about the passion you share and knowing you have never felt this way about anyone else but them and never will. It’s about a commitment to them that your hearts beat as one and not even death will pull you apart. It’s about feeling a sense of belonging to each other and making each other whole, as you need each other each and every day. Marriage is much more than a piece of paper and money; marriage is the connection two people have full of love, commitment, and sense of belonging.

This is what marriage means to me. When I say a sense of belonging, I do not mean that you cannot live without the person, but rather you enjoy the fact that you have someone to wake up to, go to bed with, and come home to. You know you can trust and rely on the person, someone to call home.

Now that I’ve shared my opinion on marriage, please tell me your definition of marriage. In other words, what does marriage mean to you? Responses will be well appreciated.


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