What happens after all the wedding preparations and the wedding event? When the vows have been said and the toast has been made? What does “I Do” really mean especially in our society where divorce and annulment have become so rampant? What does “in sickness and in health” and “through thick and thin” mean when you can just hand over a piece of paper to end it all together?
This is a good question to ask especially for those who are planning to get married. How deep is your commitment to stick with this person through thick and thin and in sickness and in health, until death do you part? Are you in it for a lifetime? Are you ready for that kind of commitment? Because anything less than that is not acceptable. A wedding is just a ceremony but what it really stands for is the marriage of two people who commit to stay together through the good times and the bad, build a family, and basically, make each other better individuals by being with each other. A marriage is a lifelong commitment. Marriage is a legal contract. This binds you to your partner legally. Yes, that kind of takes away the romance in this concept but that is a reality. The church and state will recognize and respect your union. Aside from this, when you say “I Do”, it means you accept the person unconditionally – yes, faults and all. You promise to love each other even during those times when your partner is not lovable. Thus, these two words should not be taken lightly. That is why if you do not see yourself and your current partner to be able to last that long forever then you better think it over a thousand times before making wedding plans and entering into marriage.