Religion and Marriage
Understanding Miss Shamcey SupSup's Response to the Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion
Love and Marriage is more than just a connection between two people...it is a course understanding
The Filipino people have been raving over the winning answer of Miss Shamcey Supsup during the 2011 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. The question was about her being able to marry a man who does not recognize her religious beliefs. The choice was between her religion and the man she loves.
Startling as it was, Shamcey answered courageously that compromising her religion will never be the choice. Her life was given by God and it is just right that she puts HIM first before anyone else. Risky, but a well-thought answer.
Marriages today fail due to several reasons. Some fail because of the lack of communication and others fail due to religious misunderstandings. True, religion has a strong hold on what a person believes, what a person becomes and what a person really is. And most often than not, people with different religions do not become easily connected to each other due to the conflicts of their moral beliefs and principles. This then becomes a more crucial problem when to people who are supposed to live together for their their whole lives are supposed to face such differences.
Marrying someone from one's own faith does not only protect the married couples but also their children. Having a well focused and clear sense on what Godly devotion is for both of them and for their children is an important part of establishing strong family bonds.
No, love as it is, is not enough. Back then, I personally thought that it would be.
However, now that I am married, I realized that being married and staying within the commitment requires more than just affection, it requires oneness of both partners in most things especially when it comes to rearing the children, making decisions about family issues and creating a more inviting family environment. Without unity in thought, married couples often fall in the edge of loosing the desire to understand each other's uniqueness despite the differences they may have between each other.