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What Being Married Means to Me

I think society is a sad sad place. When I wear my wedding ring to the gym, or anywhere else for that matter, people look at the ring & don't even think anything of it. A few days ago, I had what I thought was a  good friend completely start talking to me flirtatiously as if I was his girlfriend. It was super weird and I was actually super appalled and offended. I think it's so sad what this world has made marriage into. In the world, marriage isn't the slightest bit special. Most of the world will refer to their first marriage as a "starter marriage." I have acquaintances who have looked at marriage as a reason to get married for the selfish pleasures and benefits for yourself...not because of love.

What Being Married Means to Me

I see marriage as a commitment you make to each other and to God to always honor, serve, love unconditionally, forgive, and support your spouse. Our marriage is eternal. It is forever. Til death do us part isn't an option. Marriage is very very sacred and not to be taken lightly. Loyalty is absolutely crucial in a marriage. Divorce isn't an option. Despite all of our flaws, we still challenge each other and ourselves to improve our marriage by turning our weaknesses into strengths. I absolutely LOVE being married. I have never for one second regretted it or had a second thought about it. The world has an opposite view on marriage than I do. And I'm actually super proud of that. No matter how many millions of billions of people there are that outnumber us, we will never be outnumbered because we've got God on our side.

15 comments

  1. I am not married, but I agree whole heartedly with this post! Marriage is so sacred and I wish more people took it seriously. I'm glad I have the understanding of the importance of the eternal sealing bonds. Divorce is not an option.

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  2. yea thats crap. Seeing the ring and not thinking nothing bout it. Makes ya think if they are married or engaged and dont wear their rings. Weird. I dont believe in that crap.

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  3. I totally and completely agree with you. My husband and I will be celebrating our second anniversary and it amazes me how my love grows for him more each day. I can't see life without him and it feels like we've just always been together. Thanks for sharing the post!

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  4. I totally agree with you! I got married to my first and only husband 3 weeks ago and we left out the whole "til' death do us part" thing and added "I will love you and be faithful to you until for all of eternity". Also, I think he has been hit on more now that he has a ring than before. its weird....

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  5. I agree with you. The world is so crazy and there is no hope for anyone (so they think) Jake and I were cuddling last night and I just couldn't help but think that it felt like we were just newly weds. Thank goodness for the gospel and for the blessing that we have to spend eternity with the guy we love :)

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  6. Beautiful! I couldn't have said it any better.

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  7. Beautiful post Amanda! I think people like to call it "innocent flirting" but when you are with and dedicated to another person (ESPECIALLY married) it isn't right to be the flirter nor is is respectful for someone else to try flirting with you. I cannot wait to be married, and I hope that me and my husband have the same dedication as you and yours.

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  8. I feel the same way! Thanks so much for writing such a lovely blog post. So happy to following along now :)

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  9. I totally hit on men with wedding rings! Well... one man... and I'm the one who put the ring on him so... I love this post though, that's what I'm trying to say :) Let's redefine marriage, eh?

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  10. Wonderful lady :) You tell it!

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  11. I have been so dang busy that I haven't been reading any blogs lately. But I finally have time :) I am so glad I stopped by, you seriously always have thee greatest messages in your posts, and I just love them!! Thanks dear friend for this lovely reminder, and thanks for being so awesome!! xoxoxo!!! :)

    ps: you look gorgeous in that photo!!

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  12. Love this post! and I love that picture!!! I completely agree. It is so sad how unimportant people think marriage as these days and all the things that are there in the world to try to break marriages apart. It's terrible... but if we stay true to our covenants and remember the promises we made we can overcome them. You are amazing!

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