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I think marriage is a beautiful thing. Having seen a perfect example of my parent’s marriage hasn’t changed that thought either. However, I've always been scared of marrying the wrong husband or better yet marrying someone else’s husband. This probably has to do with the stories I've heard both from other people and seen on social media. And these days there seems to be a total disregard for the entire institution.
It’s interesting to see that I've come from a point of looking for a good looking man with a great style (all superficial things that were a priority back then) to wanting someone on fire for God (Praying seriously guys)
And yet here in my country there is this pressure that comes once a woman has "reached the age of marriage". After all, you’re done with school and working, what are you waiting for? I always laugh at this because I feel the union is not by force. A lot of dysfunctional marriages these days, I feel were birthed from the various societal pressures to embark on a journey one has not fully grasped the concept of.
I sometimes wonder, is marriage everything really? I mean it is a commandment from God and beautiful thing as I've said but is it necessary for one to be truly fulfilled? And no I’m not saying I’m not thinking of this, I’ve already planned the wedding in my head just waiting patiently till I’m ready.
What are your thoughts on marriage? The pressures of society? Is there an age for marriage? Does one really need to be ready before entering the institution?