Why did people get married in the old days? I’ll guess that it was because of some or all of the following reasons:
They loved each other
They wanted to raise a family together
They wanted to help each other make it through life
What was the purpose of the wedding? Once again, I will guess it was because some if not all of the following reasons:
They wanted to share the occasion with Family and friends
They wanted the support and approval of the family’s
The parents were proud to announce to the world the union of the two getting married
It was a celebration welcoming the two getting married as husband and wife rather than as individuals
Today I see people forgetting about the real meaning and focusing on what is not important. Today it’s about the size of the diamond not the meaning of the ring. It’s about the location and cost of the wedding not the vocation and celebration. The center piece is a flower arrangement instead of a bride and groom. I could go on and on but you get the point.
My nephew is getting married on Friday and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure he and his wife to be, enjoy their day of celebration. I want to make sure they don’t lose sight of the real purpose of their union. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and will take sacrifice on both of their behalf’s. If we start off a marriage clouded with the unimportant, we won’t have a chance of remembering why we got married in the first place.
Great post...your nephew and his wife (soon to be) are blessed to have a long history of strong marriages and the good advice and encouragement of his uncle to help out in this lifelong commitment.
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