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Monday, May 28, 2012

A Letter to All Brides-to-be

My dear bride:

What do you think marriage is? Someone says that marriage is the tomb of love. In recent years, more and more couples get divorced. It seems that divorce becomes a trend in this society. If this trend continues, it will bring more broken families and more social problems. For example, the juvenile delinquency happens more frequently in a divorced family or a single-parent home.

“……take you to be my wife/husband; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, so long as we both shall live. ......” When couples decide to leave each other, do they still remember the vows they made on their wedding day?

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People get divorced for many reasons. I understand that everyone wants a happy marriage. So when the marriage meets frustrations, some couples fail to overcome them, but some people find ways to get through.

In fact, there are many difficulties and reverses in our whole life time. We should take them as the sea waves which keep lapping the sand beach. To me, marriage is never the tomb of love. Instead, it is a sublimation of love.

There is another metaphor of marriage: marriage is a cup of tea. It will taste plain when time passed. Instead, I shall say that, marriage is a bottle of wine. The wine of marriage will taste better when it was aged.

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