Is marriage a thing of the past? We don’t think so!
In a world of celebrity divorce and famous marriages lasting a matter of minutes, days and weeks, there’s no wonder people are starting to doubt the importance of marriage. It’s so easy to break vows and get out of a marriage contract, and these days the papers are filled with actors and singers jumping from one aisle to the next. But it’s not all doom and gloom right? Marriage is still a beautiful way to express love, devotion and commitment!
It’s all about doing it right!
My grandparents have been married over sixty years, and whilst they’ve had some bumps along the way, they’re still as in love as they were all those years ago! How? They stuck at it. They worked through their problems without giving up. They respected each other’s decisions (even the bad ones), and they allowed each other to flourish and grow individually as well as within the partnership.
Marriage is more than just a contract. Yes, it is a legal process, but there is so much more to it than that. Commitment, love, devotion, shared memories and making a life together. Marriage is a way of representing all of that. And for some people it doesn’t work out. But for so many people it does! If you stick at it, and support each other through thick and thin.
Basically, marriage means what you want it to mean. Whether that’s the whole legal and financial aspect, the family aspect, the fun aspect, or the life building aspect! It means something different to everyone and therefore it can never be outdated. It takes work and dedication, like anything does. But if it’s right, it can work. Plus, who doesn’t like the thought of a special celebration, big or small, that shows off their love and compassion!