Monday, March 25, 2013

Positive Attributes of Becoming Man and Wife

Prince William and Kate Middleton as man and wife

This is the third part of a three part series on marriage. How important this institution is to our society. There are many positive attributes of becoming man and wife which reminds me of a song I heard as a youth. It’s called There is Love or Wedding Song by Paul Stookey, who was part of the famous Peter, Paul and Mary trio. I always felt shivers down my back whenever I heard this song.

There is Love
Paul Stookey

He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts
Rest assured this troubadour is acting on His part.
The union of your spirits, here, has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is Love,
there is Love.

Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leaves her home
They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one.
As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again.
And there is Love,
there is Love.

Well then what's to be the reason for becoming man and wife?
Is it love that brings you here or love that brings you life?
For if loving is the answer, then who's the giving for?
Do you believe in something that you've never seen before?
Oh there is Love,
there is Love.

Oh the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is Love,
There is Love.

There are many positive attributes of becoming man and wife.  First, there is a closeness which married couples feel towards each other that cannot be felt with anyone else.  Second, married couples can create children which are a part of each of them and third, for the most part there is a peace and contentment in life.

Closeness: If one has never been in a married relationship then the understanding of this closeness might not be seen at a positive attribute.  Human beings need positive, close ties to other humans and marriage fulfills that need.
Children: This positive attribute seems like an obvious one but for those who are married the need to create offspring is a token of love between man and wife. This is a great blessing although a great challenge as well to raise good children.

Contentment: Even with disagreements between couples there still is a certain amount of contentment humans can feel in a marriage relationship with the right person. The knowledge of a committed relationship brings peace and security for both in the relationship.  It’s work in progress to be sure, but none the less a wonderful way to spend your life.

 With the war of words for the institution of marriage, the ongoing battle to keep this important aspect of our society stands strong. There are positive attributes of being man and wife which encourages and sets an example for our youth who are struggling with decisions of whether to get married or not.  As the song above says, the reason to bring two souls together in matrimony is because of love. The love we feel for each other as human beings.
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