Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 3:20:15 AM
There are many definitions of love. My favorite definition is from the Bible; love is giving to others without expecting anything in return. Anybody can love someone when they know they will be loved back, but it is much more difficult to love when you know you won’t receive any love back.
Marriage, however, is more than one person loving the other. Marriage is a bond between two people who love each other. They are partners in the world and their love is meant to make each other stronger and make the world a better place. In the Bible, it says that marriage brings two people into one. This shows how strong the bondage of love is. This is a love that goes both ways.
Many people get married because they, “love,” the other person, regardless of whether the other person loves them back. This false love may be a type of infatuation or lust. A person may only feel affection for the other because other people are jealous of that person’s significant other. There are many reasons as to why a person may think they are in love. The tricky part is to realize when you and your boyfriend or girlfriend have a productive, self-sustaining relationship.
Love isn’t expecting everything to be perfect. It’s not something you start with and assume to end with. It is something that takes hard work, dedication, and, most importantly, communication. When you meat that special someone who you would give anything for and who would give anything for you, the next step is to date. This is a time to explore how well you actually will get along. It weeds out people who you like because they are only physically attractive, people who you were peer-pressured into dating because everyone else thinks they are perfect, and people who think love is only physical.
If you truly feel that you could live a long, happy life with the person you are with, marriage is the next thing to consider. The purpose of marriage is to create a stronger bond and to procreate and raise kids who will be able to achieve great things for the world and serve God. If you and your partner feel ready to take on the world together and create children to make a better world, consider marriage.
Marriage takes hard work. Even now, my parents need to sit down and discuss with each other. Their goal, however, is to make a great life for us, their children, and to be happy and serve God together. They have been a great image of love. Although I try to give to others without expecting to receive, I hope that one day I will meet someone who gives back as much as I give. I hope to meet someone who will help me raise our children in the image of love. Ultimately, I want to find a man who I can become one with and live under the unity of God.