What marriage means to me...
Marriage to me is something extremely special.
It's being able to call my lover, husband. It's being able to tell the world that we have made a life-time commitment to each other. It's making the decision daily to choose to love my husband through thick and thin.
It's a word that separates me from the thousands who prefer the "freedom" to come and go when they feel un-fulfilled in their non-marriage relationships.
It's a word that says: "This person is committed, loyal, loving, and trustworthy." It is a picture of what we believe, showing Jesus Christ's love for the church.
This is what marriage means to me. This is why I stand by my desire to be separate. This is why I want it to remain the definition of one man and one woman. I don't want people to have to wonder what exactly my ring stands for.
This is my definition, and while many do not continue to stand by this traditional view, I stand by my marriage as a precious institution and I always will.
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