In Defense of Marriage

Many people I know don’t want to get married. There are many reasons for this. They don’t need a certificate to prove their love for their significant other, they don’t want to get married to someone only to realize the person’s not who they thought s/he was, marriage is only an institution, etc. To a certain extent, I can understand why they might not need to get married to the person they love. I mean, if you truly love somebody, why do you need to get married to them just to satisfy social expectations of how love should progress?

But, being the person that I am, I still defend marriage. If I fall in love with someone, I want to show my commitment to the man that I love. Getting married to him would be a new level of commitment to him and our love. To me, it would show him that I love him and trust him so much that I want to get married to him, to commit only to him and not anybody else. In essence, I love him so much that by tying the knot means that I’m no longer available for anybody else and have eyes only for him.

Because I’m a religious person, marriage is sacred. It’s a beautiful testament to love, faith, and strength. While my faith says that it’s preferable to be single, if a person loves someone else, then marriage is something that needs to be considered. Not to mention that it’s said that love is patient, love is kind…love never fails. This gives me the hope that falling in love and getting married can and is the right thing to do.

I may be wrong about this whole thing of love and marriage, but you know what, that’s okay. This is how I view the world in terms of love. If you’re single, it’s okay to be single. If you want to be in just a relationship, it’s okay to be in a relationship. And if you want to get married, that’s okay too. The beautiful thing about being human is that we’re all different and being an individual with individual thoughts and views is perfectly okay. I don’t expect everyone to want to get married or see marriage as I do. I may never get married or have a boyfriend, but marriage is still a beautiful thing regardless of mine or anybody else’s status and beliefs.

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