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What? So when then is marriage for you? You mean that some people marry without true love?
Even if someone gets a divorce, you still remember how you loved them It's the same thing if a boyfriend or husband dies and maybe you were even mad at them. You still love them but maybe differently
OK so she found it on her second try.
To Evane.. second try? Yes, I guess she didn't agree with the "proof" you are asking about.
Ok. So why did her mother married her previous spouse, if that is so?
She married her first husband because of pressure to marry a nice, Catholic boy from a good family. He was all that, but he was also gay, which my mother didn't know until after the marriage. Marriage doesn't always mean true love!
I was a complete opposite (almost) of my long time companion. Even though he would really make me mad, he made me laugh, too. He liked hiking. Not me. I like growing flowers and stuff. He didn't. I didn't like his music and he didn't like mine
And so, do you think divorce should be prohibited to correct the mistake, so that people will take the time and due effort to find their partner in life forever?
Not at all. If anything there should be more requirements to (get married) such as mandatory pre-marital counseling along with expensive marriage licenses in the $5k or more range. Anything that causes contemplation prior may help. Free divorces
Disagree there is not such thing as Unconditional Love. Take a look a Greg Baer's on Youtube. Real Love Essentials Disc 1
Tom I stand by my statement: "Anyone with (self-esteem) has some "boundaries" and "deal breakers".
People who allow others to abuse them/mistreat them usually lack self-esteem. It's unhealthy.
Exceptions may be a parent's love or God's love
Really? So how you can you say you love that person when it is not unconditional?
So marriage for you is sort of a trial and error method towards that?
Then why did they marry in the first place?
To fulfill LUST (I John 2:16)!!
I don't think a loving god would proclaim any children as "unclean" and if HE/She does, then I'm not agreeing with that. It is unrealistic to assume that a man or woman is going to sleep only with their spouse for 60 yrs.
We are talking about TRUE love not lost of love.
I got your point. But we are looking after the divorce number here.
" a couple may not have gotten married for the right reason or reasons in the first place." - An often overlooked point!
Human beings make mistakes in every area of their lives!
Choosing the "right mate/spouse" is never a slam dunk!
But do you agree that marriage is a lifetime commitment?
WORD: U are right!
Evane: Yes, lifetime & easier IF "in the LORD!"
"I also don't believe that a long term marriage is proof that it does." - Very true!
There are lots of couples who are "emotionally divorced"!
Many are just roommates with the same last name. Some only meet in the hallways when at home.
But do you think that the vow of marriage should be forever?
"ONLY" if "IN THE LORD" (Ezra 10:3)!
GOD did not want "HIS PEOPLE" marrying "strange women" then, as HE does not want those "IN THE LORD" marrying "Unbelievers" today. HE ("JESUS") is the same yesterday, today & forever" (Heb 13:8)!
An elderly couple told me once, "The hardest part of a relationship is staying together." She is 80 and her husband passed away 8 yrs. ago. We can learn from older people