We make this commitment often focused on happy memories and elated feelings.
A vow spoken with good intentions means nothing when broken and forgotten.
We forget how important true honesty and continual forgiveness is needed in such relationships, we say communication is key but never fully explain what that means.
Vulnerability is showing the scary things about yourself to the other and them seeing it and staying and loving you anyway.
It is, like the continuous loop around your finger, a continuous work in progress.
Always willing to refocus together on the one who keeps us centered.
The one who makes us whole,
Who makes us one.
To be wed we must love the other the way Christ loves us, sacrificially.
We must be willing to die to ourselves everyday, not just die for the other person.
We must be willing to live in tandem with the other, not just with them in general.
It saddens me to see the way the world has taken such a beautifully heavy commitment and treats it as simple and frivolous.
These rings used to be a symbol of a fight for forever, now too many treat them like shackles.