Welcome to M3’s first interactive post! I am glad you came to join in the discussion.
Tonight, we are going to discuss in further detail the marriage vows and our ideas of what love really is between Mates.
Just to catch you up, here are the basics for this discussion:
- Marriage is a contract.
- Except for Buddhist vows, all traditional vows use love as a verb.
- Only religious ceremonies refer directly to fidelity in the vows.
- English does not do justice to the word love as a verb or a noun as it relates to marriage.
Questions at hand:
- What does love between spouses really mean?
- Is it adequately represented in the wedding vows discussed?
- Would your Mate agree to your definition?
- Have you ever asked?
- If so, what answer did you get?
- How does the lack of specificity bear on those who feel marriages fail?
How This Works
There will be a number of comments go live within moments of this post. There will be a comment for each of the above questions, with some commentary added. When you get to the end of this, likely the comments will have all had time to post. Please reply directly to the comment itself. You will find a “reply” button in the lower right hand corner of the comment. Each comment will be its own discussion.
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