What Is Marriage To You?

Indonesia
August 9, 2007 12:51am CST
Beside getting attached to each other, what is the meaning of marriage for you?
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@rinkub (231)
• India
13 Aug 07
Marriage, for me, is a commitment. It is hard work and you have to work on it on a daily basis. I think marriage is the best possible way to improve ourselves. It helps us in exercising self-control, not be egoistic, and helps us in being adjusting. Marriage is not just a union of two persons. In India, you don't marry that one person but the entire family. Marriage is also a social responsibility. Its really a journey that you undertake and on the way there are many hurdles. Marriage teaches us to be more understanding as a person and sensitive to others' requirements. Actually, I think it is only marriage that really makes you start thinking about others. The best way to get responsible is to get married. Well, as you might have guessed, its very important for me. There have been times when I've felt like throwing everything away and walk out. But its not that easy. I think of my child, my parents and the home that we've built with so much effort. I have no right to take away his home from my child. I've learnt to be less selfish and put other's needs before mine. I've also learnt to ignore certain requirements of mine which in retrospect I feel were insignificant. And most of all, its helped me to exercise self-control.
@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
9 Aug 07
for me the meaning of the marriage is common trust,protection and safety of the day called tomorrow,a continuous love and affection .i dreamed all my life to get marry with the prince from my dreams i found him and i lost him and nothing will be ever like in my dreams was.oh,i don't wanna get sad right now.
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@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
Someone said 'marriage is full of excitement and frustration: in the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the NEIGHBOUR listens. Isn't that funny? But it does happen! On the point of view of Christian values, marriage is an act of the will, not a rite or ritual. What makes you married is the act of your will, and the act of the will of your mate, that says to each other, 'I allow you to come into my life and become one flesh with me.' It is the same as when you ask Christ to come into your life and become one flesh with you, in salvation. It does not matter who performs the rite, what matters are the wills of the two participants! It is an act of the will, not a ceremony. A ceremony is usually a part of the process, but it does not complete the action! A couple who is married by a judge is no less married than a couple who was married in a pastor or priest. God is the one who created marriage. What matters is your heart before God, not the wedding ceremony itself. However, no one is married in God's eyes if that marriage has not been recognized by the laws of the land in which the couple lives. God gave the laws and gave the government the authority to determine what constitutes a legal marriage (Romans chapter 13; Colossians 1:16). In the United States, a legal marriage is only binding with the necessary paperwork, and God honors those laws as well. God takes marriage very seriously; it is a sacred covenant not to be taken lightly. To not want to obey the laws of marriage in society indicates that you are not ready to make the unbreakable covenant marriage requires. Source: http://www.gotquestions.org/marriage-constitutes.html The very purpose of marriage is to develop union between husband and wife and to bear and raise children. That is, to ensure preservation of the human species and continuation of the human race, and to provide spiritual and legal foundation of the family.
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@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
9 Aug 07
Marriage is two bodies and one soul. That is the poetic way of saying it. Actually it very rarely happens. Marriage is a give and take, a lot of giving and understanding. Marriage is also making compromises. When a child who is the flesh and blood of its mother cannot see eye to eye with its mother, can you expect a totally third person to be in sync with another. Yes, and marriage is also dependent on money. So long as money rolls in and needs are taken care of, one can bear the partner, once money problems start, love flies out of the window. There are rare cases where love does endure, but with understanding on ones part.
• Malaysia
9 Aug 07
New world for relationship which contracted rules and regulations. Because of that rules and regulations makes me delay in making decision. What ever it is marriage is a must for everybody to create future generations(descendants).
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@deepakg4 (897)
• India
9 Aug 07
my friend askar like you ..... canyou married the askar
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
marriage is sacred commitment of both parties...
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